Description of the North-South Research Programme (NSRP)

The North-South Research Programme is a collaborative scheme arising from the Government’s Shared Island initiative. The €40 million NSRP funds allocated in July 2021 are being delivered by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science (DFHERIS).

This programme aims to support collaborative research, innovation and development between individuals, research teams (in and between disciplines) as well as between higher education institutions – which will be of economic and social benefit to the island of Ireland.

Call 1 – 367 eligible proposals were submitted and independently assessed by an international panel with a broad range of expertise across research and strategic development in the higher education sector. €37.3M in Shared Island Unit and HEA funding was awarded under this Call.  Funding was awarded to 62 successful projects on the basis of excellence, assessed through a rigorous and independent international peer-review process. Applications were evaluated based on the assessment criteria set out in the Call document.

Call 2 Coming in 2024

Programme Strands

Strand I - Researcher to Researcher

Strand II - Emerging Hubs of Excellence

Strand III - Partnerships of Scale

Statistics & Programme Awardees

Statistics, Infographics and Data

North-South Research Programme Awardees

Programme Documentation

NSRP 2021 Call Document

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