About the initiative
The US-Ireland R&D Partnership links researchers across Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United States. This collaborative approach helps to accelerate innovation in a number of key sectors including health, energy and sustainability.
To date the partnership has raised $125.552m and funded 65 projects.
In the video below, you will find out how the US-Ireland R&D partnership works first-hand. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin, Colorado State University and Queen’s University Belfast tell us about their experience.
US Ireland R&D Partnership – Agriculture 2020 Call for new research applications
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture has published the 2020 Agriculture & Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundation Programme Request for Applications. The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) are extremely pleased to confirm that the funding collaboration with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture will continue, through the US-Ireland Research & Development partnership in Agriculture.
The Programme Priority Areas within the AFRI Foundation Programme RFA that are eligible for co-funding by DAERA and DAFM are:
- 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.
Further information including application forms and Frequently Asked Questions are available on their respective websites;
A tri-jurisdictorial partnership since 2006
The US-Ireland R&D Partnership is a tri-jurisdictional alliance which was officially launched in 2006. Its aim is to promote collaborative innovative research projects which create value above and beyond individual efforts.
To date 65 projects have been successfully funded under the partnership across key sectors including agriculture, health, science and engineering, telecommunication energy and sustainability. Funding raised to March 2020 is valued at $126m or £89m or €106m.
Each jurisdiction is offered a unique opportunity to advance research interests, healthcare and economic development in areas prioritised as:
- Cybersecurity NEW
- Agriculture PILOT
- Nanoscale Science & Engineering
- Sensors & Sensor Networks
- Energy & Sustainability
US Ireland R&D Partnership
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How it works
The Partnership will help link scientists and engineers in partnerships across academia and support research collaboration.
How to apply
US-Ireland Research and Development applications are considered by a number of agencies in different research areas.
The aim of the Partnership is to promote collaborative innovative projects amongst researchers across the three jurisdictions.
List of recent success stories from the US-Ireland R&D Partnership programme.