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US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Call in Agriculture 2018

US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Call in Agriculture 2018

The 2018 US-Ireland Research and Development (R&D) Partnership Call in Agriculture is now open for applications in the following seven priority areas:

  • Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems
  • Animal Nutrition, Growth, and Lactation
  • Animal Well-Being
  • Animal Health and Disease
  • Tools and Resources - Animal Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
  • Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Food Manufacturing Technologies

The following partner agencies will provide research funding in the Agriculture thematic area:

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture has published the 2018 Agriculture & Food Research Initiative Foundation Programme Request For Applications (pdf 1,246 kb) and it is under this Programme that US-Ireland tripartite applicants have an opportunity to compete for awards, but limited only to the scope of the stated priority areas.

Application Process Summary

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 seven priority areas that are in scope for the US-Ireland R&D Partnership.

Latest Dates for Submitting Applications under the US-Ireland R&D Partnership Agriculture Call 2018

Programme Area Priority in AFRI 2018 RFA

DAFM/DAERA Deadline by 17.00 h (IST)

AFRI Deadline

Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems

17/07/2018

14/08/2018

Animal Nutrition, Growth, and Lactation

28/06/2018

26/07/2018

Animal Well-Being

28/06/2018

26/07/2018

Animal Health and Disease

28/06/2018

26/07/2018

Tools and Resources-Animal Breeding, Genetics and Genomics

28/06/2018

26/07/2018

Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance

27/06/2018

25/07/2018

Food Manufacturing Technologies

27/06/2018

25/07/2018

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 seven priority areas concerned. 

More Detailed Information on the Call in Agriculture 2018

More detailed information on how Irish-based applicants should proceed (including guidelines for applicants along with the relevant application forms to DAFM and DAERA) are available to download in the following documents:

For further queries contact:

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

Minister's Press Release

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