EPA Research funding

EPA Research funding is provided under its four interconnected hubs: 

  • Addressing climate change evidence needs 
  • Facilitating a green and circular economy 
  • Delivering a healthy environment 
  • Protecting and restoring our natural environment

Funding schemes and opportunities

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EPA Research calls Open

EPA Research Call 2024 opened on the 4th April.

Read more about the call

Other EPA Research calls Closed


EPA Green Enterprise scheme

Closed TBC

PhD scholarships funding opportunities


This call is now closed. 

Strategic & Collaborative awards 


Biodiversa+ 3rd Joint Transnational Call on Nature-based Solutions

See the Biodiversa+ website for further details.

Water4All 2023 Joint Transnational Call on Aquatic Ecosystem Services

See the Water4All website for further details.

2024-25 Fulbright Irish Awards

The Fulbright Awards provide grants for Irish citizens, and E.U. citizens resident in the Republic of Ireland for 5+ years, to research, study, or lecture in the USA.

Together with the Fulbright Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency offers a unique opportunity for an Irish postgraduate student or scholar in the field to travel to the U.S. to study or research in the areas of addressing climate change evidence needs, facilitating a green and circular economy, delivering a healthy environment, and protecting and restoring our natural environment.

Call opened: 29th August 2023

Applicant deadline: Now Closed

See the 2024-25 Fulbright Irish Awards webpage for further details.

Fast - Track to Policy Funding Open

Funding opportunities will be advertised as needed to address urgent policy questions 

Event Support

Open Rolling deadlines

Read about funding opportunities under Horizon Europe Clusters 5 (Climate, energy and mobility) and Cluster 6 (Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment).

Recent EPA awards

View more information about recent EPA awards

EPA Grant Management and Application portal

The EPA's Grant Management and Application portal is a web-based system that enables the online submission, evaluation and ongoing management of applications for research fundingRead more about EPA SmartSimple User Guidance and useful documents.