EPSRC enters into partnership with Science Foundation Ireland

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have entered into a new partnership to encourage and support research applications that cut across national boundaries and involve collaborative teams from the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

The new lead agency agreement will support joint research and technology development in all areas of EPSRC's remit, with joint applications to be submitted to EPSRC and processed according to the council's standard peer review procedures. Successful UK-based groups will then be supported by EPSRC, while those based in Ireland will be funded by SFI.

Further information about the application procedure and eligibility is available on the EPSRC website.

EPSRC and SFI will hold a joint briefing event at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, at 10.30 on 25 April to outline the main aspects of the partnership and application process.

Application-related queries can be forwarded to international@epsrc.ac.uk

Reference: PN 26-17