Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions
Launched in 1998, the Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI) has awarded €1.22 billion (includes exchequer and private matching funds) to date into strengthening national research capabilities via investment in human and physical infrastructure. Based over five cycles, the ultimate aim of the programme is establishing Ireland as a premier location for carrying out world class research and development.
PRTLI provides integrated financial support for institutional strategies, programmes and infrastructure in key areas of research spread across all disciplines. The programme supports research in humanities, science, technology and the social sciences, including business and law.
Transformations - How Research is Changing Ireland, was published in 2008 to celebrate the ten year celebration of PRTLI. A copy of Transformations can be obtained by e-mailing research[at]hea.ie.
Ten Years On - Confirming Impacts from Research Investment, PRTLI 2000-2006.pdf was published in 2011 and examines the impact of PRTLI investment Cycles 1-3.
For a list of all programmes funded under the PRTLI, click on our interactive map.
PRTLI Funding Cycles 1-5
Totals include private and exchequer funding.
Year of award
Buildings & Equipment
Research Programmes & People
|Cycle 1||1999||2000 - 2003||177.5||28.6||206.1|
|Cycle 2||2000||2001 - 2004||48.8||29.7||78.5|
|Cycle 3||2001||2002 - 2006||178||142.4||320.4|
|Cycle 4||2007||2007 - 2012/13||131.3||129.4||260.7|