The APC works closely with all the agencies in Ireland that fund biological research. Science Foundation Ireland is the most significant funder of the APC through the CSET award to the centre. The APC has been awarded two consecutive CSET awards by SFI, following rigorous international peer review, which have provided funding for APC research from 2003-2013.
The APC in tandem with IDA Ireland, in building research collaborations with multinational companies. The €10.2 million research collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline was facilitated and supported by the IDA.
The APC also works closely with Enterprise Ireland , through awards such as Innovation Partnerships, which facilitates collaborative research with indigenous companies. The APC has also received a number of awards to help the commercial development of APC research, such as patent funds and proof of concept awards. EI has recently funded a Commercialisation Development Manager for the APC to market the commercial portfolio of the APC and facilitate the development of a spin-out company.
The Higher Education Authority (HEA), through the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutes (PRTLI), facilitated the building of the BioSciences Institute where the APC is headquartered, and the acquisition of much essential equipment used by APC researchers on a daily basis.
APC researchers have also received a number of grants from other Irish funding agencies such as the Health Research Board (HRB), the Food Institutional Research Measure (FIRM) from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.