Higher Education Minister Simon Harris made the announcement today.
Professor Philip Nolan has been appointed as the new CEO of a funding agency by Higher Education Minister Simon Harris.
Prof Nolan will be the new chief executive designate of the Research and Innovation funding agency, which will be created on the passing of the Research and Innovation Bill 2023.
The new agency will fund research and innovation excellence in all disciplines across the spectrum of arts, engineering, humanities, mathematics, science, social sciences, technology, and others.
Professor Nolan previously served as the President of Maynooth University and was Deputy President of University College Dublin prior to that.
He was also chair of Nphet's Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.