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Food Institutional Research Measure (FIRM)

The Food Institutional Research Measure (FIRM) is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and is the primary national funding mechanism for food research in higher education institutions and other public research institutes. FIRM is a public good competitive programme, whereby multi-disciplinary teams from two or more institutions usually carry out the research projects. As this is a public good research measure, beneficiaries are required to widely disseminate the results of their research. 

FIRM aims to develop public good technologies that will underpin a competitive, innovative and sustainable food manufacturing and marketing sector. The programme is creating a base of knowledge and expertise in generic technologies that will support a modern, consumer-focused industry and build Ireland's capacity for R&D. A key output of the FIRM is highly trained early stage researchers at PhD and postdoctoral level, with specialist skills particularly relevant to the Irish food sector.

Projects funded under DAFM Competitive Research Programme

FIRM (Pre 2010):

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