US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Call in Agriculture 2017

The US-Ireland Research and Development (R&D) Partnership Call in Agriculture 2017 is now open for applications in the following three areas:

  • Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems
  • Animal nutrition, growth, and lactation
  • Animal health and disease

The following partner agencies will provide research funding in the Agriculture thematic area:

Application process summary

The Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is one of NIFA’s major competitive grant programs through which it addresses critical societal issues and it under the AFRI Foundation Programme that US-Ireland tripartite applicants have an opportunity to compete for awards, but limited only to the scope of the stated priority areas

Republic of Ireland (RoI) and Northern Irish (NI) applicants in these tri-jurisdictional applications are required to obtain pre-approval from DAFM and DAERA respectively in advance of the formal submission of the combined application to the AFRI Call by the US Principle Investigator. The submission deadline to DAFM and DAERA of the application is 4 weeks in advance of the stated AFRI deadline for the respective three priority areas that are scope for the US-Ireland R&D Partnership as published in the AFRI 2017 Foundation Competitive Grant Programme Requests for Applications.

Latest dates for submitting applications under the US-Ireland R&D Partnership Agriculture Call 2017

Thematic area in AFRI 2017 RFA DAFM/DAERA deadline NIFA deadline
Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems 14 June 2017 12 July 2017
Animal nutrition, growth and lactation 18 May 2017 15 June 2017
Animal health and disease 18 May 2017 15 June 2017

A ‘single-proposal, single-review’ mechanism will be facilitated by NIFA who will accept submissions from tri-jurisdictional (USA, NI and RoI) teams to the relevant parts of their existing funding programmes. To be eligible all proposals submitted under the auspices of the US-Ireland R&D Partnership must have research involvement from researchers in all three jurisdictions and these will compete with standalone US-only applications in the three priority areas concerned. 

More detailed information on the Agriculture Call 2017

More detailed information on how Irish-based applicants should proceed (including guidelines for applicants along with the relevant application forms to DAFM and DAERA) are available to download in the following documents:

For further queries contact:

Claire McAllister, email:, tel: (+44) 28 71319748

 Information Webinar

An information webinar on the 2017 US-Ireland R&D Call in Agriculture is scheduled for 14.30 to 15.30 BST on Wednesday 26 April. It will be hosted by DAFM and there will be representatives from DAERA, Northern Ireland and NIFA, USA also available to provide information on the Call. Please see following details in order to register and participate at this event.

Register at: gotowebinar-register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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