SFI has revealed 20 researchers set to receive €10.8m under the Starting Investigator Research Grant for 2019.

Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Starting Investigator Research Grant supports the development of postdoctoral researchers, and others who have yet to hold an independent research post, in taking the initial steps towards a fully independent research career.

Lasting a duration of four years and worth a total of €10.8m, the grant will provide 20 researchers with experience towards a full-time academic position, including supervision of a postgraduate student who is funded through the award to work on the research project.

The highest single award recipient was named as Dublin City University’s Konstantinos Gkrintzalis, who was awarded €425,000 to research the assessment of pollution and its impact in aquatic ecosystems.


Words by Colm Gorey