Open Calls

GEOTHERMICA Second Call

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 Outgoing to USA

This programme offers an opportunity for an Irish / E.U. postgraduate student, scholar or professional to travel to the U.S. to study or research in all fields of Geoscience.
These fields include (but are not limited to) geological & marine mapping, geological processes, Earth observation, geohazards, groundwater, raw materials & minerals, public perception of Earth resources. Relevant applications in Big Data and Sustainable Development are particularly welcome. Information regarding applications is available on the
Fulbright Commission Website (Deadline 31 October 2019)


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 researchers to be hosted by an Irish geoscience institute to carry out research 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 aoife.braiden@gsi.ie  or see the Fulbright Commission website  (Deadline 16 September 2019)