SFI - EPA Funding Opportunities

Since 2015, the EPA is collaborating with Science Foundation Ireland, providing cofunding as part of their calls.

To-date, the EPA has provided co-funding for the:

  • 2019/20 SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme - with 5 awards:
    • University College Dublin (Shane Donohue) - Geophysical and Earth Observation Tools for Evaluating the Condition of Slopes (GEOTECS)
    • Trinity College Dublin (Paula Colavita) - Advancing the green transition via novel electrode materials for valorisation processes
    • Trinity College Dublin (Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco) SEparating Critical metals ThrOugh mineRal crystallization (SEleCTOR)
    • Trinity College Dublin (Pepijn Luijckx) Can we use the metabolic theory of ecology to predict disease outbreaks in a warming world?
    • Trinity College Dublin (Caroline Brophy) STRIVE: achieving Sustainable agri-ecosystems ThRough advances In modelling and Visualising the biodiversity and Ecosystem multifunctionality relationship.
  • 2016/17 SFI Investigator Programme – with 2 awards:
    • Trinity College Dublin (Frank Wellmer) – A new avenue for crop protection: generating Brassica cultivars with supernumerary trichomes
    • University of Limerick (Michael Zaworotko) Green Adsorbents for Clean Energy
  • 2015/16 SFI Investigator Programme – with 1 award:
    • Trinity College Dublin (David Chew) Lead dating of the mineral calcite by laser ablation mass spectrometry. This award is also cofunded by the Geological Survey of Ireland.