Open Calls

Clean Energy Transition Partnership Joint Call 2022
The Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETPartnership) is a multilateral and strategic partnership of national and regional research, development and innovation (RDI) programmes in EU/EEA Member States and non-EU/EEA Partner Countries with the aim to substantially support the implementation of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan).
CETPartnership builds on existing SET Plan initiatives (ERA-Nets, IWGs, ETIPs, etc.), and aims to create synergies with the National Energy and Climate Plans and with the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). Moreover, the CETPartnership will contribute to reaching the objectives of saving energy, producing clean energy, diversifying Europe's energy supplies, strengthening Europe's clean energy value chains and making them more sustainable, as outlined in the recently launched REPowerEU Plan

Geological Survey Ireland will fund Irish based partners in CETPartnership consortia in Call module 4: Heating & Cooling (TRI4: Efficient zero emission Heating and Cooling Solutions). Please make sure you careful read all documentation available through the CETP network – projects must adhere to both CETP and GSI/EPA rules and eligibility criteria.

*Call Calendar
Open call: 14 September 2022
Pre-proposal submission deadline: ​23 November 2022, 14.00 CET
Decision communicated to applicants and full proposal open call: 20 January 2023
Full-proposal submission deadline: 20 March 2023, 14.00 CET 
Funding decision communicated: June 2023
Latest date for project start: September 2023

All information and documentation are available on the CETPartnership website.

Fulbright Awards

Fulbright Outgoing to the USA, 2023-2024 call for applications

GSI is pleased to continue our partnership with Fulbright Ireland and announce the upcoming call for outgoing Scholars and Students. The Fulbright-GSI awards offer travel and subsistence funding (this does not include salaries) for Irish based researchers to be hosted by US institutes to carry out research and develop trans-Atlantic partnerships.

The topics include but are not limited to: geological and marine mapping, geological processes, Earth observation, groundwater, raw materials and minerals, public perception of Earth resources.

The 2023-2024 Fulbright Irish Awards will open for application on 31 August 2022.

For any question and clarifications please email or see the Fulbright Commission Website.

For more information and details for the Scholar (Researcher) awards see here.

For more information and details for the Student awards see here.

SFI-GSI Frontiers for the Future Awards 2021

The SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme provides funding for independent researchers through two streams – Frontiers for the Future Programme Projects and Frontiers for the Future Programme Awards:

  • Frontiers for the Future Projects provide funding for high-risk, high-reward research that facilitates highly innovative and novel approaches to research.
  • Frontiers for the Future Awards provide larger scale funding for innovative, collaborative and excellent research programmes that have the potential to deliver economic and societal impact.
SFI Frontiers for the Future Projects budgets are in the range of €200,000 - €480,000 in total direct costs and have a duration of 24, 36 or 48 months. SFI Frontiers for the Future Awards are in the range of €500,000 - €1,000,000 in total direct costs and have a duration of 48 or 60 months.

The co-funding partnership with the Geological Survey of Ireland aims to support excellent scientific research that has potential economic and societal impact. The SFI-GSI Partnership applies to the geoscience topic areas listed below. Successful grants under these areas are expected to improve our understanding and/or management of Earth
systems and natural resources.
  • Raw materials
  • Soil health
  • Coastal Geoscience
  • Geohazards
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Groundwater
  • Earth observation
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Application of machine learning/AI to geological datasets
  • The geological climate record
  • Geothermal energy

FFP Project proposal submission: Fixed Deadline: January 28th 2022, 13.00 Dublin time
FFP Award proposal submission: Rolling Call: Accepting applications from Jan. 28th 2022

For more information and application details please see the SFI website