US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Call in Agriculture 2022

The US-Ireland Research and Development (R&D) Partnership Call in Agriculture 2022 is now open for applications in the following twelve Programme Area Priorities:

AFRI PAP Code Programme Area Priorities

A1112

Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems

A1231

Animal Nutrition, Growth, and Lactation

A1251

Welfare and Wellbeing of Agricultural Animals

A1221

Diseases of Agricultural Animals

A1201

Animal Breeding and Functional Annotation of Genomes

A1366

Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance Across the Food Chain

A1414

Sustainable Bioeconomy through Biobased Products

A1451

Sustainable Agroecosystems: Health, Functions, Processes and Management

A1531

Bioprocessing and Bioengineering

A1402

Agricultural Microbiomes in Plant Systems and Natural Resources

A1261

Inter-Disciplinary Engagement in Animal Systems

A1541

Data Science for Food and Agriculture Systems

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 programmes 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.  NI and RoI applicants should ensure that they coordinate the timing of the submission of their applications to DAERA and DAFM for pre-approval.  

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 twelve Programme Area Priorities concerned.

Deadline Dates for Submitting Applications Under the US-Ireland R&D Partnership Call in Agriculture 2022

DAFM and DAERA will endeavour to inform you at the earliest possible date if your proposal is approved/declined but please bear in mind that DAFM and DAERA’s respective internal review process can take about 2 weeks, depending on the number of applications received at any given time.

Submission of applications is open 8 weeks in advance of the AFRI deadline and pre-proposals must be submitted to DAFM and DAERA, at the latest 4 weeks in advance of the stated RFA deadline. Applicants are advised to submit proposals to DAFM and DAERA at the earliest possible opportunity to allow for final preparations for submission to AFRI.

Programme Area Priority in AFRI 2022 RFA

DAERA/DAFM Deadline

AFRI Deadline

Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems (A1112)

28/07/2022

25/08/2022

Animal Nutrition, Growth, and Lactation (A1231)

14/07/2022

11/08/2022

Welfare and Well-being of Agricultural Animals (A1251)

14/07/2022

11/08/2022

Diseases of Agricultural Animals (A1221)

14/07/2022

11/08/2022

Animal Breeding and Functional Annotation of Genomes (A1201)

14/07/2022

11/08/2022

Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance Across the Food Chain (A1366)

04/08/2022

01/09/2022

Sustainable Bioeconomy through Biobased Products (A1414)

04/08/2022

01/09/2022

Sustainable Agroecosystems: Health, Functions, Processes and Management (A1451)

18/08/2022

15/09/2022

Bioprocessing and Bioengineering (A1531)

01/09/2022

29/09/2022

Agricultural Microbiomes in Plant Systems and Natural Resources (A1402)

08/09/2022

06/10/2022

Data Science for Food and Agriculture Systems (DSFAS) (A1261)

22/09/2022

20/10/2022

Inter-Disciplinary Engagement in Animal Systems (IDEAS) (A1541)

08/09/2022

06/10/2022

To view the RFA, visit: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-foundational-applied-science-program and click on the ‘View RFA’ button.

Applicants considering applying to the 2022 review cycle should check the AFRI RFA webpage and www.grants.gov after December 15, 2021 for the 2022 Funding Opportunity Number and Application Kit, as well as for any other changes

For further information, including 'Application Form and Guidelines' and 'Frequently Asked Questions', please click here.

Successful US-Ireland projects

A list of the successful projects within the US/Ireland Partnership Call in Agriculture 2016 onwards is available here.

For further queries contact:

Gabrielle Sharkey or Suzanne Irwin
email: collaborative.research@daera-ni.gov.uk
tel: (+44) 28 77 442211 or (+44) 77 445159
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