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EPA Research 2014 Call - Climate, Water, Sustainability and GreenEnterprise

The EPA's 2014 Research Call closed at 5pm on 15/08/2014. All proposals will now be evaluated externally during August/September. The EPA will contact all applicants in due course to let them know whether the outcome of this evaluation.  This year's call documentation is available under 'Funding Opportunities' for reference.

For any queries on the call please contact research@epa.ie 


EPA Research Strategy 2014-2020

The strategy for the next phase of the EPA's Research Programme was published to coincide with this year's call.

EPA Research Strategy 2014-2020


About EPA Research

EPA Research is built around 3 pillars:

and aims to:

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

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. EPA Research is targeted to address the needs of key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and also encourages the researcher community to engage with these stakeholders.


Horizon 2020

Open Calls:

The REVISED 2015 Work Programme for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 is now available (download the revised 2015 WP)

The deadlines for the 2015 calls are:

  • Single stage and the first stage of two-stage topics : 21 April 2015
  • Second stage of two-stage topics: 8 September 2015

EPA Support:

The EPA promotes, encourages and facilitates the successful participation of Irish researchers in Horizon 2020 via its role as National Delegate and Contact Point for the Societal Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials” (Climate Action), in partnership with Enterprise Ireland. Read more on Horizon 2020 and EPA Support available

Follow-up Survey open until 31/10/2014:

We hope that you found the 2014 EPA National Information Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 interesting and useful. To help us improve this event for next year and tailor our support, please complete this short survey. If you did not attend the event, we welcome your feedback on the support provided, research ideas and proposed workshops for 2015. External linkGo to the Survey



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Calendar of environmental research events

If you would like your environmental research event added to this calendar, please email research@epa.ie