€40 million for North-South new research programme

The Government has recently announced Ä40 million in funding for a new North-South Research programme.

The investment will be provided through the Shared Island Fund and will support the deepening of links between higher education institutions, researchers and research communities on the island of Ireland.

The funding will support individual researchers based in an southern higher education institution (HEI) to collaborate with a researcher in a northern HEI on a research project, or research teams to collaborate on an agreed work programme.

In the Year 1 call, Strand I projects may receive a maximum of Ä100,000 per annum for up to two years, while Strands II and III projects may receive up to Ä1 million per annum for up to four years. A maximum of 50% of any award may be allocated to NI partners.