The Environmental Protection Agency, in collaboration with Geological Survey Ireland Groundwater Programme, funds research activities under the EPA Water research call. This research aims to protect Ireland's water resources and meet our requirements under water-related EU directives, the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and national polices.

Funding is available for small, medium or large scale projects (please see call documents for specific Terms and Conditions). 

Further information is available on the EPA website

EPA Research Programme 2018-2019

The EPA have published their 2018 EPA research call . This year the calls include 3 projects that will be co-funded by GSI, two under the Sustainability pillar and one under the Water pillar.

Closing date & Submission

All submissions are to be made to the EPA via their online system. Deadline is June 27th 2018.


(A) Theme 1: Resource Efficiency. Topic: Ireland’s Critical Raw Materials (CRM) Budget. €300,000

(B) Theme 2: Health & Wellbeing including Radiation Protection. Topic: Metallic/metalloid chemical substances of concern and priority substances: Characterisation and epidemiological linkages. Budget  €60,000


(A) Theme 4: Understanding, Managing and Conserving our Water Resources |Topic: Groundwater monitoring via GRACE satellite gravity measurements over Ireland. Budget €80,000

All information is available on the EPA website.