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US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership

US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership

US-Ireland Research Projects – Notice re: Covid-19 and deadlines for submission

As you will be aware we are in unprecedented times with an ongoing, evolving situation due to COVID-19.

In light of the safety measures and restrictions that have been put in place, NIFA have agreed to extend the submission deadline for applications under the following themes:

CodeProgram NameFY 2020 Deadline
A1112 Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems Thursday, April 9, 2020
A1366 Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance Across the Food Chain Thursday, April 9, 2020

For further information we advise that you  visit  https://nifa.usda.gov/afri-deadlines  regularly.

Overview of the US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership

The US-Ireland R&D Partnership is a tri-jurisdictional alliance between Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United States which was officially launched in 2006. Its aim is to promote collaborative innovative research projects which create value above and beyond individual efforts. InterTradeIreland provides support and facilitates arrangements between the various funding partners involved in the US-Ireland R&D Partnership initiatives.

Agriculture and the US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership

Since 2016 the scope of the Partnership has been extended to include agriculture research focused on selected priority areas – this has resulted in Ireland and Northern Ireland based researchers being able to compete with US-based researchers in selected areas.

The following partner agencies provide research funding in the Agriculture thematic area in the US-Ireland R&D Partnership:

It is under the Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundation Programme, one of NIFA’s major competitive grant programs through which it addresses critical societal issues, that US-Ireland tripartite applicants have an opportunity to compete for awards but limited only to the scope of the stated priority areas for the US-Ireland R&D Partnership.

2020 Call

For more detailed information on the latest call see US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Call in Agriculture 2020.

Projects Funded in Previous US-Ireland R&D Calls in Agriculture

For information on the project funded in the 2016 US-Ireland R&D Call in Agriculture please see link below. This will be updated with the information on the successful projects funded under the 2019 US-Ireland R&D Call in Agriculture, when NIFA publish this information later in 2020.

Projects Funded under the US-Ireland R&D Call in Agriculture (pdf 179Kb)