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Open Calls

2017 Competitive Call for Research Proposals

The 2017 Competitive Call for Research Proposals is seeking proposals to help realise the opportunities and address the challenges outlined in key policy documents of major relevance and in particular Food Wise 2025, which sets out ambitious targets for the sustainable development of the agri-food, forest and marine sectors and the bioeconomy. 

The topics in the Research Call are categorised into four overarching thematic strands:

  • Agriculture
  • Food
  • Forest
  • Cross-cutting (across some/all of the three aforementioned themes)

For full details on the 2017 Call please refer to the documents available in the links below.

Call Documentation

Call Timeframe

Application Submission Timeframe:

  • Call opening: 29th June 2017
  • Deadline for submission of technical queries: 7th September 2017 (1pm)
  • Deadline for submission of completed applications in Call 2017: 14th September 2017 (1 pm)

Evaluation and Award Timeframe (please note these post-application timings are indicative):

  • Evaluations: Q4 2017
  • Contract Negotiations: Q1 2018
  • Grant of Awards: Q2 2018

Information Webinar

An information webinar on the 2017 Competitive Call for Research Proposals took place on Thursday 6 July. A recording of the webinar is available to view at here.

You must register when prompted before you can view the recording. The duration is 1 hour 12 minutes.  The PowerPoint presentation used during the webinar can be downloaded here: Webinar Call 2017 06/07/17 (pdf 1,934Kb) 

Minister's Press Release

To view Minister Creed's press release announcing this Call, please see here