Research Training and Mobility

Growing partnerships is important to make the Irish Food and Health area, in terms of research and industry, more competitive.

Knowledge and idea interchange leads to more fruitful projects. Going forward this will make the Irish marketplace more resilient and put our scientists at the cutting edge of Food and Health innovations. IFHRA has a number of initiatives planned to foster networking amongst Irish Food and Health Researchers.

  • Seminar by Dr. Sean McCarthy of Hyperion Ltd., entitled Food and Health –Getting Ready for Horizon 2020This seminar is aimed at helping IFHRA PIs to prepare for the next framework of research and innovation funding from the European Union.
    • Date:               Tuesday, 15 October
    • Time                9.30am to 1pm
    • Venue:             Mardyke Pavilion, University College Cork

The Irish Food and Health Alliance (IFHRA), funded under the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions PRTLI, wishes to promote current food and health research on the island of Ireland and in particular to stimulate networking of young researchers.  Accordingly, IFHRA is pleased to see the 42nd Food conference hosted in Teagasc Ashtown in June this year (see and wishes to maximise the networking potential at this meeting.

IFHRA is prepared to fund some support for IFHRA Food and Health post graduates and post doctorates presenting posters or papers the 42nd Food Conference. The application process will be similar to claiming expenses and therefore receipts as well as an abstract will be required for reimbursement.

Terms and conditions are as follows:

    • Cost of registration will be reimbursed for IFHRA partner post graduate/post doctorates presenting oral presentations or posters:
    • For those travelling from institutes outside of the Dublin area, we will offer a bursary to cover travel by train to and from the conference
    • Receipts for registration and train travel must be accompanied by final abstract and sent together with a claim form.
    • IFHRA will not cover accommodation costs, taxis or other costs.

Click here to download the IFHRA claim form

Note participants from UCC should claim directly through the UCC Agresso system via Expenses. Contact Dr. Susan Rafferty-McArdle with any queries.