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  • COALESCE Call 2020: DAFM Strand

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COALESCE Research Fund Call 2020

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Research Strand

The DAFM Strand: ‘Re-imagining Cities for a Circular Bioeconomy

Funded by DAFM, research proposals are sought that consider the connections and synergies between rural and urban areas with a focus on an Irish city as a test bed and driver for a sustainable, healthy and regenerative food production and circular bioeconomy system.

The DAFM Strand aims to fund a successful proposal up to €120,000 over 18-months. The topic is on food systems and the bioeconomy and, specifically, entails a desk study to feed into policy that seeks a multi-actor approach on how cities and their food systems and market for goods and services can impact positively rural areas through the circular bioeconomy.

Further information on the call topic are contained in the COALESCE Call 2020 DAFM Strand document (pdf 705Kb)      Full details of the COALESCE Research Fund and the DAFM Strand, the application process, call documents and call deadline for submissions will be available when the COALESCE call opens on the IRC website.

How to apply

Applicants to the DAFM Strand must apply through the IRCs website.

Applicants should read the 2020 Terms and Conditions carefully to ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply.

All participants must create and submit their application forms via the online system.

Key dates

Applications by eligible Research Performing Organisations are invited to the COALESCE Research Fund Call 2020 that opens for applications on Wednesday 28th October 2020 from 4pm.

Further queries

For further queries on the details of the COALESCE Research Fund Call 2020, please contact the IRC at The DAFM contact point for the COALESCE Research Fund Call 2020 is Patrick Barrett (