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

SchemeCurrentlyOpening next in
EPA Research calls Open 

Emissions Statistics Research Fellowship Call 2021 open

EPA Research Call 2021 is now closed and will open next in 2022

EPA Green Enterprise scheme

Closed 2022

PhD scholarships funding opportunities

Closed 2022

Strategic & Collaborative awards 


2022/2023 Fulbright-EPA Awards - Submission deadline: 29th October 2021 at 16:00 GMT. View more details

2021/2022 BiodivERsA+ Joint Transnational Call on Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea. Closing 30th November 2021 at 15:00 CET View more details

Opening soon:

DOROTHY Research Fellowship Scheme (Irish Research Council, Health Research Board, EPA and co-funded by the EC) opening in November 2021. View more details

Fast-Track to Policy funding


Call 2021-05 - Well-being Framework for Ireland

Call 2021-06 - Identifying gaps in soil and soil health knowledge in Ireland to support policy and legislation development

Event Support

Open Rolling deadlines

Click here to view the guide to the funding schemes available in 2021

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

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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.