HEA North-South Research Programme 2021

Results of the first HEA North-South Research Programme 2021 funding Call were announced by the Department of Higher and Further Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) on 2nd March 2022.  The Programme is a collaborative scheme arising from the Government’s Shared Island initiative,  being delivered by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of the DFHERIS.  A total of €37.3 million is awarded to 62 collaborative research projects between academics and institutions in Ireland and in Northern Ireland under this first call, details of which are available here.

Shared Island Fund

Announcement from the Department of the Taoiseach on 5th July 2021 of a new investment fund of €40m that is being provided through the Shared Island Fund to support the deepening of links between high education institutions, researchers and research communities on the island of Ireland.

Science Foundation Ireland

SFI Strategy 2025 on ‘Shaping Our Future’ outlines SFI’s ambitions to create, with others, a cohesive research and innovation ecosystem as part of ‘Preparing for Tomorrow’.

PEACE PLUS Programme

The PEACE Plus Programme for 2021-27 is currently being developed and is expected to launch at the end of the year with a fund of €1bn available to support North South collaborative initiatives.  Consultation documentation available here.

Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation that will run for 7 years until 2027 with a budget of €95.5 billion.  Further information about Horizon Europe available here.

US Ireland R&D Partnership Programme

The US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership is a unique initiative involving funding agencies across three jurisdictions: United States of America, Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland.