Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Science Foundation Ireland
274. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the capital and current funding allocated to Science Foundation Ireland on an annual basis since it was established up to 2018; and the 2019 allocation for same. [2405/19]
The Capital and Current funding allocations from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation to Science Foundation Ireland for the years 2003 – 2019 is set out in tabular form.
|Year||Current||Capital||Revised Estimates Volume allocation|
|Plus sanctioned Deferred Surrender |
(Capital Carryover) *
|Supplementary Estimate **|
|Total annual allocation|
*Capital carryover may be permitted from one financial year to the next and requires the formal approval of the Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform each year. As is evidenced from the table Science Foundation Ireland’s allocations were enhanced in the years 2005, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2019 with the provision of capital carryover amounts from unspent capital moneys arising elsewhere in the Department’s Vote.
**From 2015 to 2018 additional capital monies were also provided to Science Foundation Ireland by the Houses of the Oireachtas through the approved Supplementary Estimates process.
*** The 2018 Capital allocation includes €5.5m in dedicated funding for a PhD/Research Masters scheme. This programme is administered by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and will fund postgraduate enrolments in disciplines under their remit.
**** The 2019 Capital allocation includes €15.5m in dedicated funding for PhD/Research Masters enrolment through the new Centres for Research Training. This programme is administered by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and will fund postgraduate enrolments in disciplines under their remit.