EPA Research

“Using knowledge to protect and improve our natural environment and human health”

EPA funded environmental research provides essential scientific support for environmental policy development, implementation and broader decision making.

Since 1994, the EPA has funded research that has increased national understanding of our environment, the challenges it faces and responses to these. It has also developed high quality research capacity and supported innovation that is internationally respected.


Read the EPA Research Programme's Statement on COVID-19 here.

Funding Opportunities

Visit our EPA Funding page for information on other open calls.

EPA Research is built around 3 pillars:

Aims of EPA Research:

Identify pressures: Providing assessments of current environmental status and future trends to identify pressures on our environment 

Inform policy: Generating evidence, reviewing practices and building models to inform policy development and implementation

Develop solutions: Using novel technologies and methods that address environmental challenges and provide green economic opportunities 

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