The International Strategic Cooperation Award (ISCA) programme, funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), supports new and existing research-based collaborations between Ireland’s Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and partner organisations in four designated countries: Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, and Japan—termed collectively as the “Partner Countries”. The award provides the funding to coordinate and carry out a range of activities designed to initiate and/or strengthen academic and associated linkages between one or more of SFI’s eligible research bodies and one or more organisations in one of the four Partner Countries.
SETU Waterford is delighted to be involved in four of the SFI ISCAs. These programmes are very synergistic with other ongoing international activities at SETU Waterford, including the coordination of the EU FP7 Building International Cooperation for Trustworthy ICT (BIC) project, which includes Brazil and India as core target countries. It also builds well on the on-going work of the SETU Waterford International Office in these target countries.