Eoghan has been awarded a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG). Eoghan is one of 22 young scientists to be awarded a grant under the 12.3 million Euro scheme which covers all areas of science in SFI’s remit. The highly-sought-after award includes full funding for a PhD studentship to work in Eoghan’s new research group in University College Dublin.
The announcement was made in the Tyndall National Institute in Cork on Friday by the Minister of Research and Innovation, Mr Sean Sherlock TD. Announcing the investment, Minister Sherlock said: “We are determined as a Government to ensure that the very best young scientific talent is given compelling reasons to either stay in Ireland or come from abroad and conduct research here. The SIRG Programme provides an opportunity for researchers at a pivotal juncture in their careers to propel themselves to the next level and realise their potential in their respective fields.”
Funding for the award comes from SFI and the international Marie-Curie COFUND scheme.
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