EU and International Programmes

Our researchers collaborate widely internationally through a variety of research funding programmes, from one-to-one PI collaborations to  European funded consortium projects.

AMBER has world leading researchers and a track record in delivering excellent science. This is reflected in the 24 ERC awards hosted by the centre to date. These include 14 primary awards across the Starting, Consolidator and Advanced Grant programmes and 10 Proof of Concept awards, focussed on translating ERC outcomes into new innovations. The centre is also home to Prof. Valeria Nicolosi, Ireland’s only six-time ERC awardee.

AMBER’s international funding strategy is based on global diversification of funding sources; raising the profile of AMBER and its researchers internationally, with a focus on European Commission funding, and targeting grand societal and technological challenges. The Centre has won approximately €60M in European funding since its launch in 2013. For more details about our track record and Horizon Europe topics where we seek collaborators, please download our International Funding brochure below. The funding team welcomes enquiries from potential collaborators interested in partnering in Horizon Europe programmes, across all 3 pillars and Clusters

  • Health
  • Digital, Industry and Space
  • Climate, Energy and Mobility
  • Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment

In Horizon 2020 we have participated in projects under:

Pillar 1 (Excellence): FET-Open, MSCA and the ERC programmes.-

Pillar 2 (Industrial Leadership), AMBER investigators have been involved in projects under the Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing and Biotechnology (NMBP), and the Information and Communications (ICT) work programmes.

Pillar 3 (Societal Challenges), most of the focus of AMBER research has been in the Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing work programme, with some participation in the Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine and Maritime and Inland Water research, and the Bioeconomy programme.

We have also participated in programmes to support the excellent science of our researchers, through the Widening Participation (Spreading Excellence in Europe) programme and the European Institutes of Technology, under the Health and Raw Materials KICs.

The Centre actively supports its early stage researchers in their career development. We are partner in several training initiatives such as the EDGE, ADMIRE and DeMANS MSCA postdoctoral Cofund programmes. Five of our junior researchers hold prestigious awards such as Royal Society University Research Fellowships. AMBER hosts an EPSRC/SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in the Advanced Characterisation of Materials.

AMBER is active in the Fulbright Commission programmes, which support researcher exchanges between the US and Ireland. Our researchers also engage with the US and Northern Ireland through SFI’s US Ireland R&D programme. We engage with researchers in the UK through the SFI EPSRC partnership.

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AMBER has a strong emphasis on collaboration. Central to AMBER’s research remit are collaborative projects performed with industry partners, and working with academic, industry and wider stakeholder on international and national research programmes.

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