SEAI provide funding through strategic and collaborative partnerships with other national and international funding agencies. Below we provide an overview of these funding opportunities.

Ulysses 2024 - Call for Applications – Deadline April 13th




The call for applications for the PHC Ulysses grant is open. The grant awards projects which include researcher(s) based in Ireland travelling to France and researcher(s) based in France travelling to Ireland and will be up to a maximum of €5,000 each to cover travel and living expenses. SEAI is participating again as a strategic co-funding partner.

Organised by the French Embassy in Ireland and the Irish Research Council, the Ulysses scheme fosters new collaborations between Ireland and France-based researchers by providing seed funding for reciprocal travel visits. The scheme thus facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas and approaches across all disciplines.

This year, selected research projects will also be supported by the following strategic partners:

Further information available here

Clean Energy Transition Partnership Call 2022



The CETPartnership aims to empower the clean energy transition and contribute to the EU’s goal of becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, by pooling national and regional RDTI funding for a broad variety of technologies and system solutions required to make the transition.  

The total available budget is more than €140million across all national and regional funding partners and European Commission (EC) co-funding. There is €0.5million available through SEAI to support Irish participants. The maximum SEAI funding available per project is €200,000.  

The First Call of the Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETPartnership) was launched on  September 13th, 2022. The CETPartnership builds on fifteen years of transnational cooperation in nine energy related ERA-Nets. 

This joint call will include seven thematic modules known as Transition Initiatives or TRIs. These are thematic configurations of CETPartnership funding partners in order to work together on a specific Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) Challenge. 

Transition Initiatives
TRI 1: Integrated Net-zero-emissions Energy System
TRI 2: Enhanced zero emission Power Technologies
TRI 3: Enabling Climate Neutrality with Storage Technologies, Renewable Fuels and CCU/CCS

TRI 4: Efficient zero emission Heating and Cooling Solutions 

TRI 5: Integrated Regional Energy Systems
TRI 6: Integrated Industrial Energy Systems

TRI 7: Integration in the Built Environment 

Call Deadlines

Important Call Deadlines 
Call Open

13th September 2022

Pre-Proposal Submission Deadline 23 Nov 2022, 14:00 CET 
SEAI National Application Details  Will be announced here by December 2022
Communication to applications selected for full-proposal stage  January 2023 
Full Proposal Deadline 27 March 2023, 14:00 CET
Projects Selected for Funding  June 2023 
Tentative start of funded projects 

September 2023 

Key Documents

SEAI Funding Call

Annual RD&D Call

The SEAI National Energy Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Funding Programme run an annual call which invests in innovative energy RD&D projects which contribute to Ireland's transition to a clean and secure energy future.


Find out more about SEAI Funding Call

RD&D Strategic Co-funding Partnerships 2022

SEAI is pleased to announce that the 2022 SEAI National Energy RD&D Call involves co-funding partnerships with the following organisations: the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, the Department of Transport, ESB Networks and Geological Survey Ireland.

Recently closed funding opportunities

2021 Joint Call – Accelerating the Heating and Cooling Transition

Call for Pre-Proposals now closed

The Joint Programming Platform Smart Energy Systems (JPP SES), in cooperation with the GEOTHERMICA ERA-Net network, launched a Joint Call 2021 for proposals for transnational projects on the 31st May 2021.

This Joint Call 2021 seeks to accelerate the heating and cooling transition by bringing together national and regional programmes aimed at energy systems integration and technological progress in the various heating and/or cooling technologies. 17 national funding agencies from 15 countries and regions are invloved. To review the full Call text please click Here


Key Documents

Recently Closed Calls

SFI Research Infrastructure Call 2021 in collaboration with SEAI

The SFI Research Infrastructure Programme supports the research community in building and sustaining the required infrastructural capacity to accomplish high-quality, high-impact and innovative research in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics that demonstrably enhance and support enterprise competitiveness and societal development in Ireland. 

Applications to this Open Call will seek Strategic Research Infrastructures that focus on large-scale items in areas of national priority and in other areas of strategic opportunity.

The SFI Research Infrastructure Programme 2021 will be run in collaboration with SEAI. This partnership aims to support excellent scientific research that will contribute to Ireland’s transition to a clean and secure energy future. For further details of the Programme including

  • Programme Objectives
  • Programme Remit
  • Applicant Eligibility Criteria
  • Call Documents and
  • How to Apply

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