The EPA is at the front line of environmental protection and policing. As part of its wide range of functions the EPA manages an environmental research programme that delivers 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. EPA Research focuses on achieving environmental objectives, informing policy and bringing together researchers and research users. The EPA is responsible for coordinating environmental research in Ireland.
The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.
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The FAQ's list here provides an answer to popular questions we are asked.
Innovative research proposals are invited to address the scope of the topics included in the call. Proposals should therefore cover/address (but are not limited to) all aspects as listed in the Topic Scope.
Full details are provided in the 2021 Guidelines and Terms & Conditions.
For the EPA Research 2021 Call, the deadline for technical queries is 5.00pm Irish Standard Time on the 7th July 2021.
The new EPA website will be launched in late May/early June 2021. This will affect all www.epa.ie hyperlinks included in the EPA Research Call 2021 documentation. The documents will be re-published with amended hyperlinks on the new EPA website.