Science Foundation Ireland has established the Supplemental Grants for Displaced Ukraine Researchers in Ireland. Applications are open for the academic year 2022/2023.
SFI aims to support STEM researchers from Ukraine that have been displaced due to the Russian invasion. SFI will fund postgraduate student stipends of €18,500 per annum plus a contribution of €5,500 towards fees.
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Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research. Established in 2003, Science Foundation Ireland is the statutory body in Ireland with responsibility for funding-oriented basic and applied research. SFI provides awards to support scientists and engineers working in the fields of science and engineering that underpin biotechnology, information and communications technology, and sustainable energy and energy-efficient technologies. SFI also advances cooperative efforts among education, government, and industry that support its fields of emphasis and promotes Ireland’s ensuing achievements around the world.
Application Deadline: Applications are now open for the academic year 2022/2023.
- University or Organization: Science Foundation Ireland
- Department: NA
- Course Level: Research
- Award: Salary
- Number of Awards: NA
- Access Mode: Online
- Nationality: Ukraine
- The award can be taken in Ireland
- Eligible Countries: Ukraine.
- Eligible Course or Subjects: Research degree in STEM.
- Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
- Applications are welcomed from principal investigators on active SFI grants across all schemes with the exception of Research Infrastructures Awards, SFI Discover Awards, and SFI Industry RD&I Fellowship Awards.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: Interested PIs should email [email protected] with their name and the proposal ID of their existing SFI project with which the Supplemental Grant for Displaced Researchers from Ukraine will align.
- Supporting Documents: Applicants must have required submitting a permission letter from the Department of Justice in Ireland confirming Temporary Protection has been granted under the EU Directive.
- A Letter of Support from the hosting HEI
- Indicating that the space and infrastructure to carry out the proposed research are available and,
- Endorsing the salary scale of the Researcher
- If appropriate, a CV outlining the incoming researcher’s experience and background, including a short list of publications. The Researcher’s CV is in English, and while a narrative CV is preferable, it is not essential.
- Admission Requirements: The applicants must have the necessary academic qualification.
- Language Requirement: Applicants must have to submit certificates of English language competency.
Eligible costs in this scheme include:
- These supplemental grants will be provided for a maximum period of 1 year and a minimum of 3 months.
- Salary-related costs for research staff.
- Materials and consumable costs up to a maximum of €2,000.
- A contribution of €2,000 towards the purchase of a computer.
- SFI will contribute to the indirect costs of the research through an overhead payment of 30% of Total Direct Costs (excludes student fees and equipment costs).
- Grants will have a duration of up to 12 months. The duration of the supplemental grant cannot exceed the expiration date of the host grant.
- Salary Costs: – The total funding per grant will largely be determined by one of the three appropriate salary scales listed below. Eligible costs include gross salary, an Employer’s PRSI contribution at 11.05% of gross salary, and pension provision up to 20% of gross salary. The level of employer contribution should follow SFI’s Grant Budget Policy.
- SFI will fund postgraduate student stipends at a flat rate of €18,500 per annum contribution of €5,500 towards fees.