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PIYRA Award (Ireland) for Young Researchers in Computer Science

President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA) 2005


CP or AI researchers can contact Gene Freuder <e.freuder@4c.ucc.ie> for
further info. Final Deadline for submission to SFI: January 14th 2005.
Individual Research Bodies in Ireland should be contacted directly about
closing dates for nomination competitions

Synopsis of Programme: The President of Ireland Young Researcher Award
(PIYRA) is Science Foundation Ireland's most prestigious award for young
researchers from around the world to carry out their research in third
level institutions in Ireland. The award recognizes outstanding engineers
and scientists who, early in their careers, have already demonstrated or
shown exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of knowledge.
Awardees will be selected on the basis of exceptional accomplishments in
engineering and science disciplines that underpin ICT and BioT, and
creative research plans that are built on work that has attracted
international attention.

SFI will invite submission of up to eight PIYRA nominations from each of
the Research Bodies in Ireland. SFI expects a diverse group of nominees,
including Irish and foreign nationals, currently based anywhere in the
world, who will conduct their research in Ireland.

Through this Award, SFI will identify the most promising of a new
generation of top-tier cutting edge researchers in fields that are
critical to Ireland's economic and social prosperity.

Summary of Award:

Duration: 5 years.

Amount: Up to EUR 1.2 million, including indirect costs contribution at
30% as part of Annual Overhead Investment Plan.

Eligibility: Applicants for the PIYRA 2005 competitions must meet all of
the following requirements:

Awarded PhD or equivalent within the last 5 years (14th January 2000
- 14th January 2005).
Have not previously received an SFI award funded by the ICT or BioT
Directorates. Researchers currently holding a Basic Research Grant or
applying for a Research Frontiers Programme Grant are eligible to
Limit on Number of Proposals: The prospective host institution (an
Irish Research Body such as a University or Institute of Technology)
can submit a maximum of eight (8) nominated proposals for this call.

Start Date: The start date for funding for those successful in the
competition is November 1 2005. Successful applicants need to be in
place within their host institution at that time.

Candidate Nominations: A potential candidate for the Award can contact
any Irish Research Body and request consideration by the institution
to be one of their nominees. It is up to the Research Body to
determine how it will select exceptional candidates. Each candidate
can only be nominated by one Research Body.

Estimated Number of Awards: up to 10 awards.