Main funder: Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme

Science Foundation Ireland is the national foundation for research in Ireland. It advances co-operative efforts among education, government

and industry that support its fields of emphasis and promotes Ireland’s reputation for science and engineering research.

The Discover Programme aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students, teachers and members of the public.

Wellcome trust newMain funder: Wellcome

I’m a Scientist is proud to be part-funded through Wellcome, the UK’s largest charity. Wellcome are dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. They support the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. Wellcome’s public engagement grants are intended to promote interest, excitement and debate around science and society.


Previous zone funders

Royal Society of Chemistry – Food Science Zone, Drug Synthesis Zone
Euroscience Open Forum Dublin City of Science 2012 – Health Zone, Hydrogen Zone
European Space Education Resource Office – Space Zones
European Society for Evolutionary Biology Evolution Zone
Institute of Physics in Ireland – Nanotechnology Zone