Science Foundation Ireland’s Career Development Award Programme targeted research in key areas such as health, energy and materials.

A total of 22 researchers were awarded a share of €13.7m as part of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Career Development Award Programme, which supports Ireland’s research talent pipeline by funding excellent researchers still in the early stages of their scientific career.

The awards will contribute to the advancing research in areas such as energy, materials, environment, technology and health. The projects are far-ranging, from potentially identifying new ways of preventing and treating breast and prostate cancer, to collaborating with NASA to advance gamma-ray observations and improve our understanding of gravitational waves.


Words by Elaine Burke