Science Foundation Ireland was pleased to announce the funding of 14 Science Week Festivals under the Science Week Call 2021. The purpose of the Science Week Call 2021 was to provide support to Festivals and Events nationwide that encourage people, in particular those underrepresented in STEM, or those with less access to STEM to engage in ways that are relevant and accessible during Science Week 2021 and beyond.

Taking place across the country, the Festivals cover Cork, Cavan / Monaghan, Sligo, Galway, Limerick, Tipperary, Mayo, Wexford, Kilkenny, Kerry, Southeast, the Midlands, the Teagasc Festival of Farming and Food and BIAS: Inequality in Women's Health and Research.

Hundreds of events were held virtually and, in each county, nationwide to celebrate Science Week from the 7th to the 14th of November. The number of events means that there is something there for all ages and interests.