EPA Research

Our 2017 Research Call is now live!

Visit our Research Call 2017 page for further details.

An additional project specific call is now open:

EPA Research – Climate Call 2017 Additional Topic on: Air Quality Open Data Research Fellowship 

“Using knowledge to protect and improve our natural environment and human health”

EPA funded environmental research provides essential scientific support for environmental policy development, implementation and broader decision making.

Since 1994, the EPA has funded research that has increased national understanding of our environment, the challenges it faces and responses to these. It has also developed high quality research capacity and supported innovation that is internationally respected.

In 2014, the 2014-2020 EPA Research Strategy was launched, which builds on existing strengths and experience across a very broad range of activities in support of environmental policy development and implementation. Read more information about the strategy here.

EPA Research is targeted to address the needs of key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and also encourages the researcher community to engage with these stakeholders.

EPA Research is built around 3 pillars:

and aims to:

Identify pressures: Providing assessments of current environmental status and future trends to identify pressures on our environment 

Inform policy: Generating evidence, reviewing practices and building models to inform policy development and implementation

Develop solutions: Using novel technologies and methods that address environmental challenges and provide green economic opportunities 

The infographic below gives details of key figures for 2016.

You can download and print it here

This infographic gives details of the EPA Research Programme figures for 2016