EPA Funding

Open Calls

Transnational Funding Opportunities: 2018 Water JPI Joint Call on Sustainable Water Management

The 2018 Water JPI Joint Call on Sustainable Water Management (Total call budget: c. €19.3M) is now open. Deadline for submission of pre-proposals: 24th April 2018 (5pm CET)  (Read more)

2018 SEAI Call: Joint topic cofunded by the EPA

The topic on Sectoral & Cross-sectoral Modelling of renewable energy, integrated electricity and gas system scenarios and low emission pathways part of the 2018 SEAI RDD&D Call will be cofunded by the EPA. Deadline for submission of proposals: 29th March 2018. This call is managed by SEAI (More details)

Transnational Funding Opportunities - 2017 Water JPI Joint Call

The 1st step of the Application Process has now closed. The deadline for submission of full proposal is the 27th June 2018 (5pm CET) (Read more)

Transnational Funding Opportunities - 2017 BiodivERSA Joint Call

The 1st step of the Application Process has now closed. The deadline for submission of full proposal is the 9th March 2018 (5pm CET) (Read more)

Advance Notice

  • National Calls: 2018 EPA Research Calls: The 2018 EPA Resarch Calls (Climate, Sustainability & Water) are expected to open in late April 2018.
  • Transnational Funding Opportunities - 2018 Climate JPI Joint Call on Cross-sectoral Impacts: The 2018 Climate JPI Joint Call on Cross-sectoral Impacts is expected to open in late April 2018.
  • IRC-EPA Scholarship Scheme: Opening in mid 2018.
  • Fulbright-EPA Awards: Opening in mid 2018.
  • SFI-EPA investigartor Programme: Opening in late 2018.

Closed Calls

2017 EPA Research Call

The 2017 Research Call is closed and awards will be made in November 2017.

Details of the call can be found on our Research Call 2017 webpage, or you can view the EPA Research Call 2017 Documentation.

About EPA Funding

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

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

  • Climate research is about informing actions on, and improving engagement with, the diverse challenges posed by climate change under four areas: (i) Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks; (ii) Ireland’s Future Climate, Its Impacts and Adaptation Options; (iii) Socio-economic and Technological Solutions; and (iv) Air Science. It also aims to identify and advance opportunities that arise from addressing these challenges.
  • Water research is about supporting relevant water policy and protecting our water environment, contributing to achieving excellent water quality in Ireland, and is organised under five areas: (i) Safe Water; (ii) Ecosystem Services and Sustainability; (iii) Innovative Water Technologies; (iv) Understanding, Managing and Conserving our Water Resources; and (v) Emerging and Cross-cutting Issues.
  • Sustainability research is about achieving a high quality of life in a resource-efficient Ireland, and is organised under four areas: (i) Resource Efficiency; (ii) Health and Wellbeing; (iii) Socio-economics; and (iv) Natural Capital and Ecosystems.

call process

There are currently over 200 active research projects funded by the EPA. Information about these projects can be accessed through the EPA Research project database.

Projects funded by the EPA Research 2014 – 2020 programme are required to comply with “Green” or “Gold” open access standards.

Research projects are required to upload datasets and outputs onto the SAFER-Data Research Data Archive, where it is available for public viewing.

As well as providing funding under the pillars, we also provide funding for: