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HRB: US-Ireland R&D Partnership Programme

Funding Programme

US-Ireland R&D Partnership Programme

Funding Agency

Health Research Board/Science Foundation Ireland

Funding Description

The US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership is a unique initiative involving funding agencies across three jurisdictions: United States of America, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Programme provides funding through the national funders for collaborative R&D projects amongst researchers and industry professionals across the three jurisdictions. For applications in health research, HRB and SFI will co-fund the Republic of Ireland component of proposals that are successful through the NIH review process. The revised call will be published on the HRB and SFI websites and publicised through the HRB RSS feed and SFI e-alerts. 

The key changes to the scheme for the Republic of Ireland applicants are:

  1. HRB and SFI have opened up the scheme to fund projects across the entirety of the NIH remit. This means that applicants no longer have to demonstrate how the different components of their research align either with HRB or SFI remits.
  2. The maximum amount available per project for the Republic of Ireland component has been increased from €805,000 (inclusive of 30% overheads) to €910,000 (inclusive of 30% overheads.) thus applicants will be able to apply for up to €700,000 in research funding under this programme
  3. HRB and SFI have agreed a single set of budget guidelines and single budget template, and will fund any successful projects on a 50:50 basis, based on the outcome of the NIH merit review.


The updated guidance documentation gives information on how to apply, and you should note that there is a mandatory “intention to submit” document required from applicants at least 10 weeks prior to the NIH submission deadline.

HRB are currently administering the Programme on behalf of HRB and SFI. Please contact the Research Support Unit for further enquiries. 

Opening Date: 13 January 2017
Closing Date: 31 December 2020

Value of the Award

€700,000 excl. overheads

Funding Link

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Closing Date