News Archive 2014

SFI and UCD seek to recruit world leading researchers.

Friday, 22 August, 2014 

The Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Professorship Programme assists research bodies in the recruitment of world-leading researchers for Professorial Chairs.  The SFI Targeted Research Professorship Programme 2014 will provide funding of up to €5 million in direct costs to each successful applicant in specific thematic areas.

In partnership with SFI, University College Dublin (UCD) has identified 13 leadership posts across the following broad areas:

  • Manufacturing and Bioprocessing
  • ICT
  • Connected Health
  • Agrifood
  • Energy

The 13 leadership posts are in the areas outlined here.

UCD is a research-intensive University that is ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide and has a broad academic base across health sciences, science, engineering, business, law, agriculture, arts and social sciences. We are looking for leaders of international standing to play a significant role in UCD and Nationally. The specific topic areas have been chosen to complement existing UCD strengths and national research priorities so that successful candidates will build their research programmes in a well-matched host institution and a supportive national research funding environment.

Submission Guidelines

Please click here for more information and to find out who to contact at UCD to discuss your interest.

Submission of full proposals to SFI will be by invitation only following an expression of interest phase during which SFI will work closely with the research body. The expression of interest deadline is 7th November 2014.  In addition to operating the fixed deadline ‘SFI Targeted Research Professorship Programme 2014’, the SFI Research Professorship Programme will also continue to operate and accept Expressions of Interest from Research Bodies on a rolling basis.