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

The Fulbright Awards 2020-2021 are now open

The Fulbright Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency are offering a unique opportunity for an Irish postgraduate student or scholar in the field to travel to the U.S. to study or research in the areas of water, climate, and sustainability.

The application deadline is 16:00 on the 31st October 2019.

To learn more about the Fulbright Awards, visit the Fulbright website

2019/20 BiodivERsA Joint Transnational Joint Call on Biodiversity and Climate Change now open

This call will cover the following four non-exclusive themes:

  • Consequences of climate change on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people
  • Climate-biodiversity feedback processes
  • Potential of nature-based solutions for mitigating and adapting to climate change
  • Synergies and trade-offs between policies on biodiversity, climate and other relevant sectors, and the role of agents of change

The deadline for pre-proposals submission (mandatory) is Tuesday 05 November 2019, 16:00 CET (local time in Brussels)

For more details about the call, go to the BiodivERsA 2019/20 Joint Call webpage


The EPA-Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scheme 2019 now open

The 2019 Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship call, which includes the Environmental Protection Agency Postgraduate Scholarship, is now open

The call closes for applicants on 31 October 2019, and final closing date for endorsements from Higher Education Institutions is on 14 November 2019.

For more details about the call, please go to the 2019 Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship webpages