EPA Co-funded Scholarship Scheme

The EPA can co-fund PhD scholarships with third level institutions. 

Under the EPA Co-funded Scholarship Scheme, funding is available for a small number of awards, as per the following:

  • 48-month PhDs (indicative budget of €96,000); 
  • Limited to new and innovative projects; 
  • Co-funded by an Irish host research institution on a 50:50 basis; 
  • EPA to be consulted in the selection process of the candidate (i.e. interview panel);
  • All co-funded PhDs would have to adhere to the EPA’s funding rules and reporting requirements.

Selection criteria will cover the following points:

  • Proposal should be for innovative research aimed at supporting environmental policy in Ireland.
  • The proposed scholarship should provide evidence to identify pressures, inform policy and develop solutions.
  • The proposed scholarship should be relevant to:
    • EPA Research;
    • National environmental policy context; and
    • Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Open funding opportunities

Currently, there is no open call.


View the 2019 EPA Co-funded Scholarship awards

View the 2018 EPA Co-funded Scholarship awards