What the Equine Disease Research Funding Scheme 2020 is
The equine disease research funding programme of the Equine Technical Support and Equine Breeding Scheme 2020 provides financial support for projects aimed at improving quality equine production through research into equine diseases. It supports research benefiting the thoroughbred and non-thoroughbred horse sectors.
How to qualify
The research organisation must publish on the internet information on the research to be funded under the scheme, with details of the research goal, before starting research. The application must include an approximate date of the expected results and their place of publication on the internet.
Publicly available results
Results must be made available on the internet for a period of at least 5 years and also in suitable newspapers, journals or in scientific periodicals with at least national circulation. The results on the internet must be published no later than any information given directly to members of individual organisations.
All projects must demonstrate their compatibility to the Sport Horse strategy - Reaching New Heights
- to be considered eligible for grant aid. Applications for funding must be made on the 2020 application form
accompanied by the requested supporting documentation. You must comply with the terms of the scheme
Proof of spending
You must provide acceptable documentation as proof of spending and comply with all legal, tax registration, and employment regulations. To get payments over €10,000, you must provide current tax clearance certificates.
Applications for the scheme are evaluated using set criteria
. The funding for the scheme is limited and applications are accepted subject to the maximum overall budget available each year. All projects proposed must be capable of being fully completed within the scheme year.
Rates of payment
Aid is granted to cover up to 100% of eligible costs. On approval, projects are notified about the maximum grant payable to the organisation for the specific project in the year concerned. Projects can later be amended subject to the department's approval but they must remain within the maximum limit granted.
The eligible expenses for research into equine diseases include:
costs of instruments
consultancy including research, technical knowledge and patents bought from outside sources
other operating expenses
All applications should arrive no later than 5pm on Friday 21 February 2020 to:
Livestock Breeding Production and Trade Division
Government Buildings, Farnham Street
, H12 D459
Applications along with the necessary documentation will be accepted by email format by the closing date however a hard-signed copy of the application form and supplementary supporting documentation must be received within 3 working days.