Our Funders

INFANT cares deeply about making pregnancy and birth healthy and safe for every parent and child.

INFANT is funded by research and charitable foundations. We are an industry-facing centre, developing innovations and exploring commercial opportunities with our industry partners.Through our research and work with foundations and partners, we are able to bring our innovations from the scientific bench to the bed- and cot-side. 


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We are very proud to work with:

Science Foundation Ireland www.sfi.ie


The INFANT Centre is funded by Science Foundation Ireland. Science Foundation Ireland has made a significant contribution to the success of INFANT's research. With the support of Science Foundation Ireland, INFANT has been able to achieve the aims of its studies and expand its facilities. 

In 2015, INFANT directors Prof. Louise Kenny and Prof. Geraldine Boylan were awarded Science Foundation Ireland's Researcher of The Year award.

The European Union Structural and Investment Funds http://ec.europa.eu/



The European Union's main investment policy is Regional Policy. The Regional Policy funding targets all regions and cities in the European Union in order to support job creation, business competitiveness, economic growth, sustainable development, and improve citizens’ quality of life.

The European Union  www.hrb.ie



The Health Research Board has supported INFANT's research in several key aspects, including our studies and infrastructure. In December 2014, the HRB announced the funding of the Irish Perinatal Clinical Trial Network, with INFANT as co-lead. As a result, we are now in a strong position to deliver multicentre international trials in pregnancy and neonates. In 2015, The HRB awarded INFANT with the HRB Health Research Award.The Eu

The Wellcome Trust www.wellcome.ac.uk

Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. Wellcome is a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations, and spark debate. Their funding supports over 14,000 people in more than 70 countries. 

The National Children's Research Centre  www.nationalchildrensresearchcentre.ie



The National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC) – which is supported by donations from the Children’s Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) – sits at the heart of paediatric research in Ireland and is part of a global network of research tackling childhood diseases. The NCRC supports research into paediatric diseases at a number of locations in Ireland, researching the causes, treatment, and prevention of childhood diseases. 

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