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Project Research Funding

Project Research Funding

Research provides a mechanism for building on knowledge, it promotes collaboration, exchange of best practice between organisations, answers questions relevant to policy and addresses information deficits on climate action. It also builds a human capital of expertise across disciplines.  
National Funding for Climate Action Research

EPA Research Calls
EPA Research Calls under its climate, water, sustainability pillars. This fund provides scientific support for environmental policy development, implementation, decision making and innovation. Publications and projects associated with EPA funds are listed on EPA Research Funding | Environmental Protection Agency.

Marine Institute
The Marine Institute (Ireland) provides many funding opportunities, scholarships and fellowships for marine research, especially research which also relates to themes of food, energy, transport and biodiversity. Taighde & Maoiniú | Marine Institute
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Research Development and Demonstration Call Funding Programme  (SEAI RD & D Call)  invests in innovative energy projects contributing to Ireland’s transition to a clean and secure energy future.
Science Foundation Ireland
Science Foundation Ireland Funding Calls provide grants for researchers, outstanding investigators, conferences, symposia and collaboration with industry. The SFI Discover Programme Call supports public engagement projects for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
European Funding for Climate Action Research
EU LIFE Programme
EU LIFE programme is an EU funding instrument that supports the environment, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the European Union (EU). The new LIFE programme 2021 - 2027 is divided into four sub-programmes: Nature and biodiversity, Circular economy and quality of life, Climate change mitigation and adaptation and Clean energy transition. The programme is open to public bodies, private entities and NGO’s registered in the EU. 
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Horizon Europe
Horizon Europe is an EU funding programme for research and innovation in the field of climate change. With a budget of €95.5 billion, it aims to facilitate collaboration and support the implementation of EU policies while tackling global challenges. It is open to legal entities from the EU and associated countries and will run till 2027.
Interreg Europe
Interreg Europe, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is a key instrument of the EU that supports co-operation across borders through project funding. It allows regional and local public authorities to share ideas, build projects and avail of funding.  Interreg ensures the better delivery of EU policy, the effective use of funding and the delivery of integrated and sustainable impacts on people and place in the EU and the development of innovations across Europe avoiding isolation, continuous mistakes or duplication of effort. Interreg tackles common challenges and finds shared solutions in fields such as health, environment, research, education, transport, sustainable energy and more. Interreg has three types of programmes: cross border cooperation, transnational cooperation and inter-regional cooperation.
Erasmus +
Erasmus +  grant supports education, training, youth and sport by facilitating ERASMUS participants to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad. It also supports teaching, research, networking and policy debate on EU topics, including climate action. There are also opportunities for organisations, which want to explore development and networking opportunities with universities, education and training providers, think tanks, research organisations, and private businesses.

JPI Oceans 
The Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) is a pan-European intergovernmental platform that increases the efficiency and impact of research and innovation for sustainably healthy and productive seas and oceans. Their previous funding opportunities have supported research on marine environment, sustainable blue economy and climate science for oceans.
URBACT mission is to enable cities to work together and develop integrated solutions to common urban challenges, by networking, learning from one another’s experiences, drawing lessons and identifying good practices to improve urban policies.