Science Foundation Ireland Remit

IrelandDeputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the steps he is taking to ensure that Science Foundation Ireland continues to fund basic fundamental scientific research; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 17 December]

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One Response to “Science Foundation Ireland Remit”

  1. Cormac Says:

    In my view, Deputy Naughten is in fact correct: sad to see his concerns brushed aside by Deputy Bruton, who doesn’t appear to know what he is talking about.
    Every single initiative referred to by Bruton is in fact aimed at applied science, not fundamental science. Any researcher in an Irish third level institution involved in research in fundamental science, from astrophysics to big bang cosmology, will confirm that there is simply no funding whatsoever available for researchers to apply for at national level…..and the success rate in EU awards is extremely low

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