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US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Call in Agriculture 2017

• Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems;
• Animal nutrition, growth, and lactation;
• Animal health and disease.

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 it 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 priority areas

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 is 4 weeks in advance of the stated AFRI deadline for the respective three priority areas that are scope for the US-Ireland R&D Partnership as published in the AFRI 2017 Foundation Competitive Grant Programme Requests for Applications .

Information Webinar

An information webinar on the 2017 US-Ireland R&D Call in Agriculture is scheduled for 14:30 to 15:30 BST on Wednesday 26 April 2017. It will be hosted by DAFM and there will be representatives from DAERA, Northern Ireland and NIFA, USA also available to provide information on the Call. Please see following details in order to register and participate at this event.

Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/195998225342188803

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Contacts and further information

Ireland - Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine - http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/research/trans-nationalresearchfunding/opencalls/us-irelandresearchanddevelopmentpartnershipcallinagriculture2017/

Northern Ireland – Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/news/daera-seeks-proposals-group-environmental-farming-projects

For further queries contact:

Ireland - Noel Collins, Research and Codex Division, DAFM. Email: noeld.collins@agriculture.gov.ie Tel: +353 (0)1 6072924

Northern Ireland - Claire McAllister, email: Claire.McAllister@daera-ni.gov.uk, tel: (+44) 28 71319748]

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