The list below presents a highlighted subset of available research grants from national funding agencies. Please click on a title to see more detail. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in applying to any of the below calls under SETU and a member of the team will assist you.

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Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Irish Research Council (IRC) are pleased to advise that the 2024 SFI-IRC Pathway Programme call is now open.

This programme is open to talented post-doctoral researchers across all research disciplines. The key goal of this joint funding programme is to support excellent researchers, who have held a PhD for at least 2 years, to develop their track record and establish themselves as independent investigators.

In support of funding excellent research with potential impact across all disciplines, the SFI-IRC Pathway Programme 2024 call will comprise of two streams, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-led stream and Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS)-led stream.

The maximum funding request permitted under the SFI-IRC Pathway Programme is €495,000 direct costs over a period of 48 months which includes a contribution to the salary of the applicant, and the stipend and fees for a PhD student.

An information webinar about this programme will be available on 12nd of December 2023. Details of the webinar and further information on the programme call (including all eligibility criteria) is available on the call webpage, you can register here.

  • Expression of Interest to SETU
    • Potential applicants, meeting the programmes eligibility criteria, wishing to apply must first seek pre-approval and nomination from an eligible research body. Each research body may nominate a maximum of 16 STEM-led and 8 AHSS-led applications. Interested applicants to the call are required to submit an 500-word abstract on the attached Excel EOI template on or before Monday 12th of February 2024 at 5pm to [email protected] for consideration by the SETU Research Office.
  • Applying to the Programme
    • Once your EOI is accepted, applicants can proceed to full proposal application which are to be submitted via SESAME, SFI’s online grants and awards management system on or before the 10th of April 2024 @13:00. If accessing SESAME for the first time, researchers should contact their local Research Office to be set up on this system. SESAME information web page: http://www.sfi.ie/funding/award-management-system/

Eligibility

Full details on programme eligibility are available in the call document. In summary, applicants should have demonstrated a proven record of internationally recognised research accomplishments and adhere to the following eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant must have held a PhD or equivalent qualification for at least two years at proposal submission.
  • Applicants must not be considered an independent investigator.
  • Applicants must not hold, or have held, an academic contract (e.g. lecturer, assistant professor, professor, or similar) of greater than, or equal to, 36 months in duration. Teaching-only academic contracts greater than or equal to 36 months in duration are permitted.
  • Applicants must not hold, or have held, a significant peer-reviewed, independent research grant, or grant providing similar support to the SFI-IRC Pathway Programme. Personal awards, including student, postdoctoral or individual fellowships, travel awards, and bursaries are permissible.
  • The applicant must have identified a mentor, who will give advice, co-supervise the PhD student and provide access to laboratory space (where relevant) and related infrastructure for the duration of the award.

Key Dates

Programme Launch

5th of December 2023

Informational Webinar

12th of December 2023 @ 10:00 Irish Time

EOI Deadline (To RSU)

On or before: 12th of February 2024 @ 17:00 Irish Time

HEI Nomination Deadline

20th of February 2024 @ 13:00 Irish Time

Full Proposal Deadline

10th of April 2024 @ 13:00 Irish Time

Key Programme Documents

The 2024 Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Frontiers for the Future programme (FFP) has launched and is now accepting applications.

This programme provides opportunities for independent investigators to conduct highly innovative, collaborative research with the potential to deliver impact, whilst also providing discrete opportunities for high-risk, high-reward research projects. There are 14 research areas that are applicable to the application across ICT, Health, Food, Energy, Climate and Sustainability (See call documentation).

The programme call is divided into Project and Award streams with details as follows:

SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme 2024

Call Documentation

Here

Application Form

Available on SESAME

Informational Webinar

  • Programme Webinar available on SESAME
  • SFI Impact Webinar: Here

Projects

Awards

Deadline for Submission

Fixed Deadline: April 25th 2024, 13.00 Irish time

No fixed deadline

Amount on Offer

€200,000 - €600,000 (direct costs)

€610,000 - €1,500,000 (direct costs)

Duration of Award

24, 36 or 48 months

48 or 60 months

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding through the SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme and until further notice, all proposals must be aligned to one of the 14 Refreshed Priority Areas for 2018-2023.

Additional criteria is as follows:

  • Applicants must have held a PhD or equivalent for at least three years by submission.
  • Applicants are required to have demonstrated that they have been a senior author on at least three international peer-reviewed articles (see the programme call document for details).
  • Postdoctoral researchers (or equivalent) are not eligible to apply to this call.

Further details on eligibility will be provided following an expression of interest through Pure or by contacting @Research Office SETU Waterford

Express your interest

If you are preparing a funding application in adherence with SETU Waterford policy, please log your Expression of Interest via our internal record system Pure to receive guidance and support from the research office, TTO, and research finance team members. Log in under your profile here, identify the fund opportunity and create your draft application. If the opportunity is not available please email [email protected] and we will add the opportunity for you. Please see below supports which detail how to use Pure to make your expression of interest and manage your application process.

Funding CallUlysses 2025
Funding AgencyIrish Research Council
Previous Call Webpage and documentationApplication form
Webpage

Call Document

Submission DeadlineTBA Q1
What’s on OfferA Ulysses award will involve researcher(s) based in Ireland travelling to France and researcher(s) based in France travelling to Ireland.

Awards will be up to a maximum of €5,000 each to the lead Ireland and the lead France-based research partner to cover travel and living expenses. These awards are simultaneously receivable and must be used by end of the 2025 calendar year.
Who can ApplyEligible Irish-based partner(s) include postdoctoral researchers and Principal
Investigators with contracts that will cover their employment during the two year period of the
award. Please note postgraduate researchers are not eligible to be applicants or
Project Leaders, but their participation is encouraged as part of the wider research
team
Key Dates
Application DeadlineTBA
Expected call outcomeSeptember 2024

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centres Programme is now open. Research Centres aim to deliver a programme of internationally leading, excellent research, at both oriented basic and applied levels. The programme has transformed the research ecosystem in Ireland and enhanced Ireland’s international reputation while closely aligns to SFI’s 2025 strategy ‘Shaping Our future’. Additional objectives of the programmes include fostering collaboration between Higher Education Institutes across Ireland, to engage in collaborative research partnerships with industry, stimulate public engagement and deliver systemic impacts providing solutions to Ireland’s economic, societal and environmental challenges. This programme also aims to improve equality, diversity, and inclusion across its leadership teams and at all levels in the wider research teams.

It is important to note a change to the criteria in this year’s call is the requirement for all proposals to have a Partner Research Body that is an Institute of Technology or a Technological University. This places SETU as a valuable partner as part of any application team.

There are three stages of deadlines: Expressions of Interest must be submitted by November 1st, 2023, at 13:00 Irish Time, the deadline for submission of Pre-proposals will be 13th of December 2023 at 13:00 Irish Time while the full submission will be 25th of September 2024 at 13:00 Irish Time.

Express your interest on Pure: here

Programme Remit

The Research Centre Programme will accept applications in the thematic areas defined below and must fit within SFI’s legal authority. The themes have been chosen in line with the National Research Priority Areas 2018 to 2023, and SFI’s remit, and they are as follows:

  1. Digital Technologies
  2. Energy, Climate Action and Sustainability
  3. Food
  4. Life Sciences and Health
  5. Manufacturing and Materials
  6. Services and Business Processes (applications under this theme must have a strong STEM focus, aligned with SFI remit)

Funding and Costs

  • SFI expects applicants to propose a Centre scale that is optimised to the research capacity in the domain proposed.
    • Centres should maximise the excellence of the proposal, streamline and delivers value for money, and features coherence and alignment across the entirety of the Centre.
  • There is no maximum or minimum budget requirement.
  • Applicants should be mindful of the need for sufficient funding to deliver on the Centre’s mission, and the programme objectives, as well as the need for a sufficiently resourced Operations Team in the Centre.
  • TUs/IoTs can apply for teaching buyout of up to 50% of their teaching load for the full duration of the grant.
  • For more information on the Operational Budget requirement please refer to the call documentation: Here (p16)
  • Eligible expenditure includes:
    • Contributions to salaries/stipends of research staff hired specifically to carry out the research programme.
    • Contributions towards salaries of operations staff (e.g. Executive Director or CEO, Centre Manager, EU Grants Manager, EPE staffing, Administration staff).
    • Materials and consumables, equipment, travel;
    • Teaching buyout/replacement for Technological University/Institute of Technology sector applicants (see Section 5.8.1).
    • Teaching replacement after eligible leave (see Section 5.8.2 of call documentation);
    • Access to facilities and services not available to the applicant, including test-bed facilities for technology demonstration.

Cost Share Model

The cost share model that this programme includes an overall Centre budget which comprises a maximum 40% contribution from SFI (direct costs, minus the specific budget items that are outside the cost share model as described in Section 5.7 of the call documentation) with the remaining 60% coming from industry (both cash and in-kind), NE-NC (cash only) and exchequer funding sources (cash only, see Section 5.6.3 of the call documentation). A minimum of 10% of the total Centre budget must come from industry cash sources and 30% from NE-NC sources. Centres have flexibility in securing the remainder of the co-funding required through additional cash secured from industry or NE-NC sources, industry in-kind commitments (reflecting the collaborative nature of the targeted projects) or eligible sources of exchequer funding (maximum 10%; see list of eligible exchequer funding sources in Section 5.6.3 of the call documentation).

Applicant Team, Structure and Eligibility

An SFI Research Centre is led by a Centre Director, for the application a Centre Director is the lead applicant who oversees a team of Co-Investigators (Research Theme Leads), each of whom must lead a research theme in the Centre and are treated as Co-applicants for proposal evaluation.

Centre Director (s)

Research Theme Leads

Operations

Team

Centre PIs

Post Doctoral Researcher and PhD Students

Table 1: Research Centre Structure

All Lead and Co-Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Employment Status

Lead and Co-Applicants must be:

    1. Members of the academic staff of an eligible Research Body (permanent or with a contract that covers the period of the grant), or
    2. A contract researcher with a contract that covers the period of the grant, who is recognised by the Research Body as an independent investigator and will have an independent office and research space at the host Research Body for which he/she will be fully responsible for at least the duration of the SFI grant,

or

    1. Individuals who will be recognised by the Research Body upon receipt of the SFI grant as a member of the academic staff or as a contract researcher as defined above. The applicant does not necessarily need to be employed by the Research Body at the time of proposal submission.

Summary of eligibility criteria

Centre Role

Time since PhD

SFI criteria for involvement in other RCs

Lead Applicant

(Proposed

Director)

≥ 8 years

  • Eligible to serve as a PI in 1 additional submission to this call.
  • Not eligible as part of an Applicant Team in another submission to this call.
  • Minimum time commitment 40% to the grant.

Co-Applicants

(Proposed

Research Theme

Leads)

≥ 3 years

  • Eligible to serve as a PI in 1 additional submission to this call.
  • Not eligible as part of an Applicant Team in another
  • submission to this call.

Other Centre PIs

≥ 3 years

  • Eligible to serve as a Lead Applicant, Co-Applicant or other.
  • Centre PI in 1 additional submission to this call.

Table 2: Summary of eligibility criteria

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • Please note that SFI Research Centres are expected to be dynamic and adaptive over the eight-year period of the grant. New PIs can join the Centre during the lifetime of the grant, and existing PIs may depart if the projects they are involved in have finished.
  • Eligibility criteria will apply, and any PI additions to the Centre’s team will be subject to approval by SFI8.
  • A key objective of the SFI Research Centres programme is to improve equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) at all levels of the team and, in particular, at leadership level. An EDI Action Plan will be prepared and submitted in support of this objective at application stage (see Section 4.4.5).
  • Please note that if, for example, 70% results in a fraction of a Lead Applicant or Co-Applicant, Applicant
  • Teams should round to the nearest whole number.

Submission

All research proposals from SETU must be recorded in our Current Research Information System called Pure.

  • Pure information page: Here
  • The funding opportunity on Pure is located: Here
  • Pure Award Management training session: Here

Expression of Interest (Deadline 1st of November 2023)

  • Applicant Teams intending to apply to the call must provide an Expression of Interest (EOI) to [email protected]
  • Any Pre-Proposal submitted where an EOI has not been provided will be rejected without review.
  • A template for submission of an EOI can be found on the call website: here.

Pre-Proposal (Deadline 13st of December 2023)

  • Only Pre-Proposals from an Applicant Team that have previously submitted an EOI will be accepted and evaluated.
  • Pre-Proposals will only be accepted through the SFI portal SESAME.

Full Proposal (Deadline 25th of September 2024)

  • Only Full Proposals from an Applicant Team invited by the funder to submit a Full Proposal will be accepted and evaluated.
  • Full Proposals will only be accepted through the SFI portal SESAME.

There are a number of review criteria used for an SFI Centres submission, please see call documentation, section 6.5 for a full breakdown.

Key Call Dates

Deadline for submission of Expression of Interest

1st November, 13:00 Irish Time

Deadline for submission of Pre-Proposals

13th December 2023, 13:00 Irish time

Deadline for submission of Full Proposals

25th September 2024, 13:00 Irish Time

Panel Review

January 2025

Funding Decision

April 2025

Table 3: Key Dates

  • Details:

    The SFI ERC Support Programme is run as a rolling call. Applications are invited from senior representatives of the Host Institutions of recruited awardees that have been funded through the ERC Starting Grant, Consolidator Grant, Advanced Grant or Synergy Grant schemes. The ERC awardee associated with the application must have succeeded in obtaining their award from a Host Institution outside of Ireland. The proximity of an application to this programme to the official starting date of the associated ERC award may affect the level of funding available. The aims of the SFI ERC Support Programme are:

    • To allow Irish institutions to recruit ERC-funded researchers from outside of Ireland
    • To help recruited ERC awardees by providing excellent facilities and infrastructure
    • To enhance the benefits of applying to ERC schemes for institutions and applicants
    • To increase, in the long term, the participation of Ireland-based researchers in all ERC schemes
    • To increase, in the long term, Ireland’s success rate across all ERC schemes
  • Deadline: Open Call
  • Link Website: https://www.sfi.ie/funding/fun...
  • Suited to:
    • The applicant must be an appointed senior representative (e.g., Vice President for Research, Dean of Research, Head of Research, etc.) of the Research Office of an SFI Eligible Research Body hosting the research programme of an ERC awardee who can demonstrate that they have officially transferred, or will officially transfer, their ERC award to their institution from an institution based outside of Ireland.
    • The recruited awardee must have been successful in any of the following ERC schemes: the ERC Starting Grant, ERC Consolidator Grant, ERC Advanced Grant and ERC Synergy Grant.
    • The recruited awardee may have submitted their proposal to any panel within the three ERC domains. However, applications associated with ERC awardees whose funded research cannot clearly be shown to align with SFI’s legal remit will not be accepted.
  • On offer:

    This call to the SFI ERC Support Programme offers a maximum award of €300,000, which is provided as an overhead to the Host Institution of a recruited ERC awardee. Regardless of which ERC scheme the awardee applied to, the maximum award is the same. The funding may be requested for two principal purposes:

    • To help provide an optimal environment to allow the recruited awardee to succeed with their ERC-funded research programme
    • To assist the Host Institution to be successful in winning ERC awards through future funding calls

    No more than 25% of the total funding requested (i.e., a maximum of €75,000) may be used for the latter purpose.

    Researchers recruited to Ireland before being notified of the outcome of an ERC application may not be associated with an application to this call. Only researchers holding either an active or approved (but not started) ERC grant can be the subject of an application to this call

  • How to apply:

    This programme will run as a rolling call for applications. Applications may be submitted after the relocation of an ERC awardee to Ireland has been agreed upon. SFI ERC Support Programme awards will only be made if a reasonable amount of time remains on the ERC award following transfer to an Irish Host Institution. The level of funding awarded in such instances will be decided on a case-by-case basis that may be determined by the time remaining on the ERC award.

Downloads

SFI ERC Support Programme Call Document

Further Information

For all queries, please contact [email protected]

FAQ's
  • Details:

    The Marine Institute Networking & Marine Research Communication Awards are currently open for 2022 submissions. While society is transitioning to the post-pandemic situation, the Marine Institute encourages applicants in 2022 to consider eligible supports that do not require travel, including Open Access Publications, media-productions and virtual events (conferences, workshops and training courses). The Institute will continue to follow the public health advice of the Irish Government. Applicants applying for overseas travel must confirm that travel undertaken complies with current public health requirements and the policies of their employer/host institution. An email from an applicant's supervisor/line manager with the same confirmation must be included as part of the application form.

  • Deadline: 27/10/2022 Multiple deadlines** Submission Deadlines: Thursday 24th February 2022 Thursday 28th April 2022 Thursday 30th June 2022 Thursday 25th August 2022 Thursday 27th October 2022 (for events up to 28th February 2023))

  • Link

    https://www.marine.ie/Home/sit...

  • Suited to:

    The Marine Institute’s Networking and Marine Research Communication Awards funding instrument provides support to marine researchers based in Ireland to communicate and promote their research internationally.

  • Eligibility:

    Please refer to applicant guidance notes

  • On offer:

    Grant support is provided in the following categories: A. Hosting Workshops & Conferences: Maximum grant-aid available €2000. B. Research Awards - Event and Training Opportunities: Minimum grant-aid €200 and maximum grant-aid €750. C. Marine Research Communication: Maximum grant-aid €2,000 for an Open Access Publication and €2,000 for a Media Production.

  • How to apply:

    Applications must be submitted via the Marine Institute's online Application System Research Information Management System (RIMS). https://marine.smartsimple.ie/ Application Forms are available to download from RIMS. . * Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in applying and a member of the team will assist you.

  • Details:

    The US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership is an innovative and pioneering initiative involving funding agencies across three jurisdictions - USA, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Partnership achieves its goals through tri-partite research projects confined to 6 Program Area Priorities in which the funding agencies grant-aid the elements of research undertaken in their own jurisdiction.

  • Deadline: Rolling Call This Awards call will remain open for applications for the foreseeable future, subject to budget availability.)

  • Link

    https://www.gov.ie/en/publicat...

  • Suited to:

    A minimum of one PI based in a Research Body situated in each jurisdiction – US, RoI and NI – must be named on the proposal. The PI in both NI and RoI must be a permanent member of the lead institutions staff.

  • Eligibility:

    Grant applications will only be accepted from eligible Research bodies. Eligible Research Bodies in Republic of Ireland are those institutions which fall within the meaning of Section One of the HEA Act, 1971 (e.g. Universities & Institutes of Technology), plus Teagasc, the Marine Institute, Irish Cattle Breeding Federation and Birdwatch Ireland and The National Botanic Gardens (Ireland). Eligible Research Bodies in Northern Ireland are the Agri-food and Biosciences Institute, (AFBI), Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and the Ulster University (UU). RoI and NI applicants must submit pre-proposals to their respective funders (DAFM or DAERA as appropriate) no later than 17:00 IST, one month in advance of the AFRI deadline.

  • On offer:

    Applicants from the RoI can apply to the AFRI RFA under the US-Irl R&D Partnership for funding from DAFM for total costs of a research project up to €350,000 for up to five years in duration. Please note the maximum duration must align with AFRI RFA requirement for the respective programme area.

  • How to apply:

    It is the responsibility of the US PI to submit the tri-partite proposal to NIFA using the required Grants.gov online portal and according to the required format by the stated submission deadline for the respective research priority area. RoI and NI applicants must submit pre-proposals to their respective funders (DAFM or DAERA as appropriate) no later than 17:00 IST, one month in advance of the AFRI deadline.

  • Details:

    The programme provides a flexible mechanism for academic researchers to build strategic collaborations with key stakeholders such as industry, other funding agencies, charities, philanthropic organisations, higher education institutes, or a combination of these. It aims to support stand-alone research initiatives of scale with strong potential for delivering economic and societal impact to Ireland where significant co-funding is available. The co-funding partner(s) commits to providing a minimum of 50% of the project costs, with the rest provided by SFI.

  • Deadline: Rolling call Rolling Call Rolling Call

  • Link

    https://www.sfi.ie/funding/fun...

  • Suited to:

    Academic and contract researchers to build strategic collaborations with key stakeholders such as industry, other funding agencies, charities, philanthropic organisations, higher education institutes, or a combination of these.

  • Eligibility:

    Please refer to the call document which specifies eligibility criteria including employment status, PhD duration, senior publications and supervisory experience.

  • On offer:

    The SFI budget for the Strategic Partnership must be a minimum of €400,000, meaning the total award size (SFI and co-funding partner budget) is a minimum of €800,000 (direct costs). There is no maximum request level. The co-funding partner(s) must commit to providing a minimum of 50% of the direct project costs in cash.

  • How to apply:

    Interested parties are requested to complete an Expression of Interest (EoI), as outlined in the call document. Potential applicants to the programme should contact SFI ([email protected]) to discuss their proposed programme of research and any queries they may have. The EoI application template will be made available to the Lead Applicant on SESAME (SFI’s online grants and awards management system) following these discussions.

  • Details:

    Under the US-Ireland R&D Partnership programme, a ‘single-proposal, single-review’ mechanism is facilitated by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) who accept submissions from tri-jurisdictional (USA, NI and RoI) teams to a number of their existing funding programmes. The overall goal of the Partnership is to increase the level of collaborative R&D amongst researchers and industry professionals across the three jurisdictions. The aim is to have valuable discoveries and innovations which are transferable to the marketplace, or will lead to enhancements in health, disease prevention or healthcare. The proposal must be aligned to : Sensors and Sensor Networks, Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Telecommunications or Energy & Sustainability.

  • Deadline: SFI has no control over the deadlines set by NSF. You are strongly advised to consult with your US partner for information on NSF call deadlines. The US partner makes the submission on behalf of the Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland applicants and should therefore be familiar with NSF programmes and submission systems. Close‐to‐final applications MUST be submitted to SFI at least 6 weeks in advance of the NSF deadline or, if applicable, the deadline at the US University’s Research Office in advance of the NSF full proposal deadline.

  • Link

    https://www.sfi.ie/funding/fun...

  • Suited to:

    Principle Investigators, Mid-Career Research Staff and Academic Staff (see eligibility criteria).

  • Eligibility:

    To be deemed eligible for funding, a minimum of one applicant from each jurisdiction – NI, US, and RoI ‐ must be named on the proposal. Each funding agency has its own set of eligibility criteria based on the applicant’s track record. 1. The lead applicant (and co‐applicant/s) must be: (i) A member of the academic staff of an eligible Research Body (permanent or with a contract that covers the period of the award), or (ii) A contract researcher with a contract that covers the period of the award, or (iii) An individual who will be recognised by the Research Body upon receipt of the US‐Ireland R&D partnership programme award as a member of the academic staff or as a contract researcher as defined above. The applicant does not necessarily need to be employed by the Research Body at the time of proposal submission. 2. The applicant must hold, or have held an SFI research award (*) as either lead Principal Investigator (PI) or co‐PI. Or If the applicant is not an SFI awardee, s/he is expected to have demonstrated research independence through securing at least one independent research grant as lead investigator or as co‐investigator. 3. The applicant and any co‐applicant(s) must have held a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification for at least five years by the proposal deadline. See https://www.sfi.ie/funding/fun...

  • On offer:

    RoI applicants can apply to SFI for direct costs of up to €350k for a 3‐5 year duration. In addition to the direct costs, SFI also makes an indirect, or overhead, contribution to the host Research Body, which is reflected as a percentage of the direct costs (excluding equipment).

  • How to apply:

    EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EoI) To gauge whether the proposed collaboration fits within the scope of the US-Ireland C2C agreement, partners are asked to send a short summary of the proposed collaboration to their funding agency See https://www.sfi.ie/funding/fun...

  • Details:

    The US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership is an innovative and pioneering initiative involving funding agencies across three jurisdictions - USA, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Partnership achieves its goals through tri-partite research projects confined to 6 Program Area Priorities in which the funding agencies grant-aid the elements of research undertaken in their own jurisdiction.

  • Deadline: Deadlines for the submission of joint research proposals under AFRI are specific to the research area PAP that is relevant to the research proposals. The submission deadlines are set by NIFA and applicants should regularly consult the NIFA application deadlines for the specific PAPs in conjunction with their US partner. https://nifa.usda.gov/afri-dea...;)

  • Link

    https://www.gov.ie/en/publicat...

  • Suited to:

    A minimum of one PI based in a Research Body situated in each jurisdiction – US, RoI and NI – must be named on the proposal. The PI in both NI and RoI must be a permanent member of the lead institution's staff.

  • Eligibility:

    Grant applications will only be accepted from eligible research bodies. Eligible Research Bodies in the Republic of Ireland are those institutions which fall within the meaning of Section One of the HEA Act, 1971 (e.g. Universities & Institutes of Technology), plus Teagasc, the Marine Institute, Irish Cattle Breeding Federation and Birdwatch Ireland and The National Botanic Gardens (Ireland). Eligible Research Bodies in Northern Ireland are the Agri-food and Biosciences Institute, (AFBI), Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and the Ulster University (UU). RoI and NI applicants must submit pre-proposals to their respective funders (DAFM or DAERA as appropriate) no later than 17:00 IST, one month in advance of the AFRI deadline.

  • On offer:

    Applicants from the RoI can apply to the AFRI RFA under the US-Irl R&D Partnership for funding from DAFM for total costs of a research project up to €350,000 for up to five years in duration. Please note the maximum duration must align with AFRI RFA requirement for the respective programme area.

  • How to apply:

    It is the responsibility of the US PI to submit the tri-partite proposal to NIFA using the required Grants.gov online portal and according to the required format by the stated submission deadline for the respective research priority area. RoI and NI applicants must submit pre-proposals to their respective funders (DAFM or DAERA as appropriate) no later than 17:00 IST, one month in advance of the AFRI deadline.