Open Calls


The GEOTHERMICA Consortium has announced the launch of an additional joint call on June 3 with a deadline for pre-proposals on September 13, 2019.

The Second Call will build on the success of the previous one and incorporate valuable lessons learnt during the last four years. Moreover, the GEOTHERMICA Consortium will be broadening for the Second Call, with Norway and USA joining, giving GEOTHERMICA now the weight to influence and accelerate the development of geothermal energy globally.

GEOTHERMICA's second call objective is to accelerate the development of geothermal energy globally, by combining the financial resources and know-how of its respective partners, as well as expanding the utilisation of clean and renewable low carbon geothermal energy beyond its traditional markets and regions.

The available budget for the Second Call will be confirmed with the publication of the call text but indicative commitments are close to €20 million in total.

GEOTHERMICA Second Call Timeline:

  • 3 MAY 2019 Pre-announcement of Second Call
  • 3 JUNE 2019 Call text published
  • 13 SEPTEMBER 2019 Deadline for project pre-proposals submission
  • 11 NOVEMBER 2019 Notification to projects that passed
  • 31 JANUARY 2020 Call for full proposal closes
  • 1 JUNE 2020 Tentative date for funding recommendation and announcement of results to Main Applicants
  • 1 SEPTEMBER 2020 Tentative date for national funding decisions and contracts completed. Start of projects 
Details are available on the Geothermica website

Please read carefully the rules and regulations for both (a) Geothermica and (b) the national rules for countries who which you intend to collaborate.
Fulbright Incoming to Ireland

GSI is pleased to continue our partnership with Fulbright Ireland and announce the current call for incoming Scholars and Students. The Fulbright-GSI awards offer travel and subsistence funding (this does not include salaries) for US based reserachers to be hosted by an Irish geoscience institute to carry out reserach and develop trans-Atlantic partnerships. Under this call the visiting researcher must also contribute to the teaching programme of their host or an HEI partner (however this can include workshops, short courses, specialist fieldtrips etc. For any question and clarifications please email  or see the Fulbright Commission website
EPA Research Funding Call

The EPA call is now open - there are no specific GSI co-funded projects this year, but some of the topics may be of interest. The three themes are :
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Water
Important deadlines are:
  • Deadline for technical queries: 19th June 2019 (5.00pm Irish Standard Time)
  • Deadline for submission of applications:  28th June 2019 (5.00pm Irish Standard Time)
  • Organisational Approval deadline: 10th July 2019 (5.00pm Irish Standard Time)
  • Grant award of successful projects: November 2019
More information can be found here
​Petroleum Infrastructure Programme Geoscience Placements

The Irish Petroleum Infrastructure Programme (PIP) would like to advertise the Geoscience Placement Programme for geoscience MSc Graduates and Post-Graduate Researchers.


Several placement opportunities based in Ireland and the UK will be offered to successful candidates for periods of up to 11 months, commencing in October 2019. See the advert attached for more details.


We request you to publish this advertisement within your university department, organisation or professional society and pass this on to those who may be interested.


Applications must be sent to Nick O’Neill ( cc: . Deadline for applications is 1st July 2019.