EPA Research Call 2022

The EPA is seeking innovative research proposals in response to 48 research topics under 8 overarching themes. With up to €11.7 million available for new research projects, the funding will be provided under the four EPA Research 2030 interconnected research hubs.

The indicative timeframe is as follows:

  • Call opening: Thursday 14th April 2022 (11:00 GMT)
  • Technical queries deadline: Wednesday 25th May 2022 (17:00 GMT)
  • Submission deadline: Wednesday 1st June (17:00 GMT)
  • Approval deadline: Wednesday 8th June 2022 (17:00 GMT)

All queries must be submitted to research@epa.ie


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Application Process

Applications must be made online using the EPA's Grant Management and Application portal. You will also need to refer to the following documentation, which is available to download from the EPA’s Online Grant Management and Application Portal or from the EPA website:

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Call closing date: Wednesday 1st June 2022 at 17:00 GMT. Approval deadline: Wednesday 8th June 2022 at 17:00 GMT

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  • For a small company, such as a start-up, who is the appropriate person to authorise submission of an application?

    For a small company this would normally be the Managing Director or equivalent.

  • Can salary costs or buy-out hours be requested for permanent staff?


  • Can I apply for more than one project?

    Yes, you may submit more than one proposal but you may only submit one application for any one Call Topic Identifier, as stated in the Technical Description Document. Please note that if you submit multiple applications, they must be distinct in terms of the content of the application and you must have the capacity to deliver should multiple projects be successful.


  • Does an application require engagement from TTO?

    No. Given the focus of EPA Research on providing evidence relevant to the development and implementation of environmental policy, this is not usually necessary. However, if your application includes information where management of intellectual property rights may be relevant or important, you may wish to engage with your TTO. You should also review the EPA’s intellectual property and open access policies, as detailed in the EPA Research Guidelines and Terms & Conditions document.


  • How many projects will be funded under each of the Themes in the EPA Research Call 2023?

    It is envisaged that 3 projects will be funded under each of the Themes (i.e., a total of 15 projects), subject to the outcome of the review process and available budget. The EPA may elect to fund additional proposals deemed fundable if sufficient budget is available.