The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, TD, has announced awards of over €28 million for collaborative inter-institutional research projects under the Department’s competitive research funding programmes.
The 43 awards involve collaborations between 19 different institutions and organisations including Teagasc, a number of universities and institutes of technology. The research investment announced will provide direct employment for 186 people including 65 contract researchers and 83 post graduate research opportunities in the form of PhDs (66) and Masters degrees (17).
DCU is delighted to be a collaborating institution, together with University College Cork and Tyndall Institute, in the project 'Sensing crop pathogens: A novel surveillance system for crop diseases of economic importance', as coordinated by Dr Ewen Mullins, Teagasc. The project received a DAFM grant of €1,042,320.
Full details of the awards can be found here.