EPA Waters of Life Research Call 2023

The EPA invites research proposals under the topic listed in the table below for the EPA Waters of Life Research Call 2023.

Up to one award is expected for this topic.

Protecting and restoring our natural environment

Call Topic Reference Research Hub and Call Topic Title Max Budget Per Project Co-funded by
Protecting and Restoring our Natural Environment 2023 Call Waters of Life Detecting change and assessing the effectiveness of measures to protect and restore high status objective river water bodies €840,000 n/a

Call documentation


The indicative timeframe is as follows:

Date Deadline Type
Wednesday 25th January 2023 at 11:00 GMT Call opening
Wednesday 1st March 2023 at 17:00 GMT Deadline for queries relating to the technical contents of this call
Wednesday 8th March 2023 at 17:00 GMT Submission deadline
Wednesday 15th March 2023 at 17:00 GMT Approval deadline
March/April 2023 Evaluation process
May/June 2023 Negotiation1
June 2023 Grant award of successful projects
By 30th September 2023 Start of successful projects

1 The EPA consider calling the shortlisted applicants for interview at this stage.

Application process

Applications must be made online at https://epa.smartsimple.ie

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: