The Sustainable Communities Challenge from the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) supports Ireland-based research teams to develop solutions for Ireland’s transition to an environmentally sustainable and climate-neutral economy. In the first round, successful teams will receive funding of up to €250,000 and training to accelerate development of their idea. A number of teams will then be selected as finalists and receive up to €500,000 to further develop their idea before an overall winner is selected for the €2 million prize award. Applications are welcome from teams of academic researchers based at eligible Irish research bodies. Teams are strongly encouraged to consider including researchers from different and diverse disciplines, at all career stages.
Applications close on May 26, 2023.