The Government is investing €9 million to boost the research capacity of technological universities and institutes of know-how within the space of science and know-how.

The transfer will embrace the funding of alternative lecturers for lecturers concerned in profitable research functions, in addition to between 20 and 40 PhD college students total.

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris introduced particulars of the €9 million Science Foundation Ireland Frontiers for Partnership Awards research programme on Thursday.

The programme is open to research proposals led by institutes of know-how and technological universities, with companions from the college sector.

“I’m delighted to announce this new initiative to increase geographical involvement and research engagement across the country,” Mr Harris stated.

“A key element of the programme is to increase research capacity in technological universities and institutes of technology by facilitating teaching replacement and increasing the number of PhD students.”

The price range for the programme in 2021 is €700,000 and there’s a €9.1 million dedication over 5 years in complete underneath the programme. The awards on supply might be between €500,000 and €1 million over 48 or 60 months.

Details of the programme, together with an info webinar for potential candidates, are available online.


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