Submissions for the Science Foundation Ireland Awards are now closed.
The Science Foundation Ireland awards takes place each year to recognise the accomplishments of an SFI-funded researcher who has contributed significantly to the Irish research community in their career and/or who has achieved exceptional research outputs in the last 12 months.
2017 Winner: Prof Mike Zaworotko, University of Limerick
Nominations should be based on
- overall research accomplishments which they believe has achieved exceptional scientific and engineering research outputs
- significant contribution to the Irish research community
- demonstrated a strong ability to communicate their research.
The Research Image competition celebrates images captured by Science Foundation Ireland-funded researchers during the course of their research.
2017 Winner: Dr Mark Jessopp, MaREI SFI Research Centre, University College Cork - Osmotic Shock.
The winning statement will be in lay, non-technical language. It will be succinct yet provide sufficient detail including approaches to engage beneficiaries and appropriate milestones and deliverables.
Science Foundation Ireland will shortlist candidates from their Impact Statements which were submitted as part of their 2017 annual reporting. An independent panel will then review the shortlist to make the award.
2017 Winner: Prof Fiona Newell, Trinity College Dublin
- a Science Foundation Ireland funded investigator or team member
- in the early stage of their research career
- be individuals who are making a significant contribution to their field of research
- be able to demonstrate the potential to achieve world-leading status
- have shown excellent ability in the communication of their research
2017 Winner: SSPC & Advanced Biopharmaceutical Technologies Spokes Project
The award will be presented to an individual or group who
- have previously been or currently are SFI supported
- have demonstrated innovation and leadership
- have had a clear commercial impact of their business, product or services.
2017 Winner: Dr Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain, University College Dublin
- The clear development of international collaborations (academic/industry) to demonstrable relationships, for example, joint publications, significant team mobility, co-funded projects
- The success of the nominee in influencing their institutes’ international strategy/engagement policies or processes.
- Their ability to identify and leverage sources of domestic and international funding to support their international activities
- The researcher’s ability and willingness to work with Ireland’s wider international stakeholder group, for example, Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Embassies and Consulates based in Ireland, Team Ireland overseas (IDA, Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia etc.)
It is not a requirement that the international engagement activity is directly attributed to a Science Foundation Ireland award, however, the nominee must be funded by Science Foundation Ireland or be part of a Science Foundation Ireland funded team.
2017 Winner: Prof Peter Gallagher, Trinity College Dublin, I-LOFAR