Three funders look to build collaborative partnerships across Ireland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- Proposals need to demonstrate meaningful participation across the three jurisdictions
- Although there are three different funders involved, demonstrating cohesion and collaboration within the application will be critical
- Funders expect participation from researchers at all stages of their careers, including early career researchers
- Although the centres are Stem-led, they should be interdisciplinary
- Letters of support from industry should be specific about how the collaboration will work
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Daera) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have joined forces to set up a co-centre programme, which allows researchers to build collaborative partnerships across Ireland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland. There are two thematic areas: climate and sustainable and resilient food systems. The total budget is €74 million (£63m).