- SFI is the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research. SFI invests in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
- The Irish Research Council (IRC) manages a suite of inter-linked research schemes, funding scholars at various career stages including one to two year postdoctoral research fellowships.
In recent years, Science Foundation Ireland and the Health Research Board have partnered with UK-based agencies to extend opportunities for postdoctoral fellows in a variety of Health and STEM fields. In particular, the HRB-Wellcome Trust and SFI-Royal Society partnerships have opened schemes which allow Irish-based postdoctoral researchers to compete for funding with their UK-based counterparts for prestigious funding.
There are a number of other agencies, such as Enterprise Ireland, Health Research Board, Environmental Protection Agency, Dept. of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, that also provide research funding that is available to Postdoctoral Fellows in Ireland.