Open Calls


1. EPA Research Programme

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.


2. Fulbright (Incoming) 2019/2020

Fulbright Ireland and GSI have once again partnered for the US Fulbright Scholar awards programme 2019-2020. This programme invites US based geoscience researchers to be hosted by a research active institute in Ireland for one or two semesters, Awardees are expected to carry out research, share knowledge and contribute to the teaching programmes in an Earth science/geoscience department in Ireland.
Applicants must include in their application a letter of invitation from the planned host and a teaching plan for the courses they intend to contribute to.

Salary and research costs are not covered by this award - this is for travel and subsistence costs only. Budget depend on the duration and location of stay.

Closing date & submission
The closing date for applications is 2nd August 2018. Further information and the application can be found on the Fulbright CIES website. Applicants must use the online system - applicants will be managed and assessed by Fulbright US (not Fulbright Ireland or GSI).

Please note that the restricted list of disciplines included on the website is a function of the online system. GSI will support applications in the Earth science/geoscience areas but please contact for confirmation before submitting applications.

3. IRC-GSI funded COALESCE programme 2018

The Irish Research Council and GSI have partnered for the new COALESCE programme. The aim of COALESCE is to establish collaborative alliances and partnerships to respond to challenges set out in the National Development Plan and by  the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified by the UN. TProjects should aim to cultivate new knowledge, evidence, collaborations and links that enhance the role and impact of Ireland’s research community in contributing to the achievement of national challenges and wider global goals. COALESCE will leverage the quality of Ireland’s research base to address societal challenges. The call will drive active collaboration between those who produce new knowledge and those who use it.

GSI will co-fund 2 projects under the 2018 call:

1H Geoscience education and communication,  24 months, up to €100,000
1I   Estimating and communicating the societal and economic value of geological heritage, 24 months, up to €100,000

Up to €100,000 is available for each project.

Closing date & submission
Applications are via the IRC online system. Closing date for Expressions of Interest is June 28th, deadline for final applications is September 3rd. 

All information and documentation is available on the IRC COALESCE website.