Hamilton announces £3.6 million investment in research funding

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The Investigators Programme Partnership between Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Department for the Economy (DfE) supports collaborative projects involving universities from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) in undertaking internationally peer-reviewed, leading-edge discovery and fundamental research. The five successful projects were selected by SFI Investigators Programme competitive peer review involving international scientists and are in a range of strategically important sectors. 

Minister Hamilton said: “Following the tremendous success of Northern Ireland universities in SFI’s 2015 Investigators Programme, my Department will be providing almost £3.6 million to Queen’s University to support five successful partnership projects.

The projects, which are in key research areas such as Energy, Sustainable Food Production and Processing, and Personalised Medicine, will have significant social and economic benefits for Northern Ireland. The projects will not only strengthen cross-border research, but they will provide an invaluable basis for leveraging funding from other research and innovation programmes.”

Period08 Sept 2016

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