Call Open - SFI Industry RD&I Fellowship Programme

In Collaboration With
Enterprise Ireland & IDA Ireland

Open – Call A: 13 June 2023, Call B: 3 October 2023

Up to 2 years

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is pleased to launch the Industry RD&I Fellowship Programme 2023 which seeks to support academia-industry interactions in order to address industry‐informed challenges. Awards under this programme can be made to academic researchers (at faculty and postdoctoral level) wishing to spend time in industry worldwide through the temporary placement of academic researchers with an industry partner. 


Fellowships can have a duration of between 1 and 12 months if full-time, and between 2 and 24 months if part-time. Grants awarded under this programme will be subject to the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) under EU State aid guidelines. As such, the SFI funding rate will vary from 25% to a maximum of 80% of total project costs depending on the size of the industry partner company and the category of research being undertaken, with the industry partner contributing the remainder of the project costs. The maximum SFI contribution to the Fellowship costs is €100,000 direct costs. Please refer to the 2023 Programme Call document for further details.

Key Dates

The 2023 SFI Industry RD&I Fellowship programme will operate through a single call for proposals with two submission deadlines. The first submission deadline (Call A) is 13:00 (Dublin local time) on 13 June 2023. The second submission deadline (Call B) 13:00 (Dublin local time) on 3 October 2023.

A webinar will be held at 11am on 15 March 2023. Please register here to attend the webinar.  

More information

Please click here for more information including:

  • Finding a partner
  • Gender Strategy
  • Downloads
  • How to Apply
  • SFI Industry RD&I Fellowship Programme Experiences
Funding source
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Call A: 13 June 2023; Call B: 3 October 2023