US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Call in Agriculture 2020

The US-Ireland Research and Development (R&D) Partnership Call in Agriculture 2020 is now open for applications.

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:

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 Principal 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 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science Program.

Deadline dates for submitting applications under the US-Ireland R&D Partnership Call in Agriculture 2020

Programme Area Priority in AFRI 2020 RFA

DAFM/DAERA Deadline by (17.00 IST)

AFRI Deadline

Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems

13/02/2020

12/03/2020

Animal Nutrition, Growth, and Lactation

13/02/2020

12/03/2020

Welfare and Well-being of Agricultural Animals

02/04/2020

30/04/2020

Diseases of Agricultural Animals

02/04/2020

30/04/2020

Animal Breeding and Functional Annotation of Genomes

13/02/2020

12/03/2020

Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance Across the Food Chain

27/02/2020

26/03/2020

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. 

For further queries contact:

Gabrielle Sharkey, email: Gabrielle.Sharkey@daera-ni.gov.uk tel: (+44) 28 77 442211

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