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 Closed

The EPA Research Call 2023 is now closed for applications.

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

This call will aim at supporting research on biodiversity to gain a better understanding of the tipping points and trade-offs and underlying mechanisms affecting Nature-based Solutions, and their successful implementation with respect to the benefits for nature, human well-being and societal transformation.

This call opened on 11th September 2023

Step 1 of the call process is now closed. Results of Step 1 (invitation to submit full proposals) will be announced in mid-February 2024.

See the Biodiversa+ website for further details.

Water4All 2023 Joint Transnational Call on Aquatic Ecosystem Services

The Joint Transnational Call will be launched in the framework of the European Partnership Water4All and will support research and innovation projects to improve water security in the long term.

This call opened on 12th September 2023

Step 1 of the call process is now closed. Results of Step 1 (invitation to submit full proposals) will be announced at the end of February 2024.

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.