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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  • Can researchers from outside Ireland apply?

    A core principle of the funding provided under the EPA Research Programme is that it promotes the development of research capacity on the island of Ireland. Therefore, applications for funding will only be considered where the lead applicant organisation is located on the island of Ireland.

    Whilst co-applicant organisations located in other jurisdictions may participate in projects funded by the EPA Research Programme (as Co-applicants), they are restricted in terms of the categories of expenditure considered eligible for funding. Further details are provided in the EPA Research Programme 2021-2030 Guidelines and Terms & Conditions

  • Can project partners be added to Green Enterprise proposals?

    The financial rules of the Green Enterprise Programme do not allow partner organisations to participate. However, where an applicant requires expertise not available within their own organisation, they can use the resources of an external provider by way of external assistance. Any external assistance arrangement must be mindful of public procurement obligations.

  • Can I submit or participate in a proposal for a call topic which my organisation is co-funding?

    No. Researchers may not apply for or participate in projects which are to be co-funded by their organisation, even if their organisation would not be in receipt of funding.

  • Can a Lead Applicant be the lead on more than one live project?


  • Why are Green Enterprise grant awards subject to De Minimis State Aid rules

    The Green Enterprise Programme provides funding of up to €100,000 to undertakings through state resources which provides an advantage to those undertakings and has the potential to distort competition. The scheme does not fall within the scope of the Global Block Exemption Regulation. Therefore the scheme is administered under De Minimis.