Applications are now open for the following six programme area priorities:
- Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems
- Animal Nutrition, Growth, and Lactation
- Welfare and Well-being of Agricultural Animals
- Diseases of Agricultural Animals
- Animal Breeding and Functional Annotation of Genomes
- Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance Across the Food Chain
The following partner agencies will provide research funding in the Agriculture thematic area:
- in the United States (US), the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) , within the US Department of Agriculture
- in the Republic of Ireland (RoI), the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)
- in Northern Ireland (NI), the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)
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 is 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 programme area priority.
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 in advance of the stated AFRI deadline for the respective six programme area priorities that are scope for the US-Ireland R&D Partnership as published in the AFRI 2019 Foundation Competitive Grant Programme Requests for Applications.
Deadline dates for submitting applications under the US-Ireland R&D Partnership Call in Agriculture 2019
|Programme Area Priority in AFRI 2019 RFA||DAFM/DAERA deadline by (17:00 IST)||AFRI deadline|
|Pests and Beneficial Species in Agriculture Production Systems||11/06/2019||09/07/2019|
|Animal Nutrition, Growth and Lactation||13/06/2019||11/07/2019|
|Welfare and Well-being of Agricultural Animals||13/06/2019||11/07/2019|
|Diseases of Agricultural Animals||13/06/2019||11/07/2019|
|Animal Breeding and Functional Annotation of Genomes||13/06/2019||11/07/2019|
|Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance Across the Food Chain||27/06/2019||25/07/2019|
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 six programme area priorities concerned.
NOTE: DAFM/DAERA are currently accepting applications for the 2019 call only. Information relating to deadlines for the 2020 Request for Applications will be made available when NIFA publish this information on December 18, 2019.
For further queries contact:
Gabrielle Sharkey, email: Gabrielle.Sharkey@daera-ni.gov.uk tel: (+44) 28 7744 2211