2019 EPA Research Calls – Results

We are pleased to publish the results of the 2019 EPA Research Calls, which opened on 30th April 2019.


For the 2019 Calls, proposals were sought from the research community to help identify solutions to climate change and other emerging and complex environmental problems. The Research Calls highlighted the importance of a clean, healthy and well-protected environment for our health, our wellbeing and our quality of life.

Innovative proposals were invited in response to 40 call topics under the three pillars of:

A high level of co-funding was leveraged from other Departments and Agencies and we welcome this opportunity to strengthen our collaboration with these organisations in addressing key environmental challenges, and would like to express our thanks for their participation.

Including applications submitted under the Green Enterprise 2019 Call, a total of 101 applications were received via the EPA’s Grant Management and Application Portal, resulting in €5.4m of funding being committed in 2019:

Call

Proposals Received

Awards Made

Funding Committed

Climate 2019

48

12

2,276,396

Water 2019

7

3

789,778

Sustainability 2019

30

8

1,897,778

Green Enterprise 2019

16

5

407,901

Totals:

101

28

5,371,854


Of the 85 applications received in response to the EPA Research 2019 Calls:

  • 23 were awarded funding in 2019
  • 8 were earmarked for funding in 2020
  • 14 proposals were placed on a reserve list (to be progressed should additional funding become available, or if the negotiations failed to conclude successfully on proposals to be funded in 2019)

An additional 38 awards resulting from strategic partnerships at national and international level were also granted in 2019, resulting in a further commitment of €4.8m:

Scheme

Awards Made

Funding Committed

2019 EPA 50:50 Co-funded Scholarships Scheme

6

289,304

2018/2019 BiodivERsA Joint Call

4

458,366

2019 Climate JPI AXIS Joint Call

1

225,000

2019 EPA-Irish Research Council Scholarship Scheme

12

768,000

2018 Water JPI Joint Call

4

662,468

Phase 2 ESRI Research Programme

7

612,000

2018 Climate Open Call (Reserve List)

2

769,228

2018 Water Open Call (Reserve List)

2

994,760

Totals

38

4,779,126


The full list of all our 2019 awards is available on the EPA Research Awards 2019 page on our website.