EPA Funding

2019 EPA Research Calls (Status: Closed)

This year, proposals were sought from the research community to help identify solutions to emerging and complex environmental problems. The research call highlighted the importance of a clean, healthy and well-protected environment for our health, our wellbeing and our quality of life. 

With up to €10.2m available for new research projects to be awarded in 2019 and 2020, the Research Call was divided into three strands: Water; Climate & Air, and Environmental Sustainability. Full details of the call topics can be found in the Technical Description Documents.  Please also refer to the Research Call Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

About EPA Funding

The EPA’s current Research Programme 2014–2020 provides funding under three pillars -SustainabilityClimate and Water.

This is facilitated through the annual EPA Research Call, which is announced between April and June each year

As well as providing funding through the annual EPA Research Call under the pillars, we also provide funding for:

Other Funding Opportunities

2019/20 Climate JPI Joint Transnational Joint Call on Enabling Societal Transformation in the Face of Climate Change now open

The JPI Climate invites the SSH community to take the lead and to submit proposals that address the societal aspects of climate change. The call will close on the 3rd of February 2020.

Consortia must be composed of researchers from at least three participating countries, namely: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway and the United Kingdom.

The call will address three themes:

  • Social justice and participation
  • Sense making, cultural meaning and risk perceptions
  • Transformative finance and economy

SOLSTICE offers an opportunity for all SSH communities to form interdisciplinary combinations and contribute to a better understanding of how climate change affects society.

To find out more about SOLSTICE go to the SOLSTICE Joint Call website


Pre-Announcement: Joint Transnational Call on Aquatic Pollutants - Opening in February 2020


The three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) will launch in early 2020 a joint transnational call for research and innovation projects on risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in the water resources