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US-Ireland R&D Partnership

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 Call for new research applications

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational and Applied Science Program Request for Applications. The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) are pleased that the funding collaboration with USDA continues through the US-Ireland Research & Development Partnership.

The Program Priority Areas within the AFRI 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;

Would you like to learn more about agricultural research and development funding opportunities under the Partnership?

Join USDA, DAFM and DAERA for a webinar on Tuesday, June 22 at 10am EDT | 3pm BST/IST, Click here to register.

    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/£89m/€106m.

    See the project details

    Each jurisdiction is offered a unique opportunity to advance research interests, healthcare and economic development in areas prioritised as:

    • Cybersecurity NEW
    • Agriculture
    • Health
    • Nanoscale Science & Engineering
    • Sensors & Sensor Networks
    • Telecommunications
    • Energy & Sustainability

    US Ireland R&D Partnership


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