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US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Call in Agriculture 2020

The 2020 US-Ireland Research and Development (R&D) Partnership Call in Agriculture is now open for applications in the following six priority areas:

  • Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems
  • Animal Nutrition, Growth, and Lactation
  • Welfare and Well-being of Agricultural Animals 
  • Diseases of Agricultural Animals
  • Animal Breeding and Functional Annotation of Genomes - Animal Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
  • Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance Across the Food chain

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

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture has published the 2020 Agriculture & Food Research Initiative Foundation Programme Request For Applications (pdf 746 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 six 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 2020

Programme Area Priority in AFRI 2020 RFA

DAFM/DAERA Deadline by 17.00 h (IST)

AFRI Deadline

Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems

13/02/20

12/03/20

Animal Nutrition, Growth, and Lactation

13/02/20

12/03/20

Welfare and Well-being of Agricultural Animals

02/04/20

30/04/20

Diseases of Agricultural Animals

02/04/20

30/04/20

Animal Breeding and Functional Annotation of Genomes

13/02/20

12/03/20

Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance Across the Food Chain

27/02/20

26/03/20

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 six priority areas concerned. 

More Detailed Information on the Call in Agriculture 2020

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:

Aidan Holohan, Research and Codex Division, DAFM. Email: aidan.holohan@agriculture.gov.ie Tel: +353 (0)1 6072426