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

Open funding opportunities

2021 Joint Call – Accelerating the Heating and Cooling Transition

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.

The total available budget is approximately €32,5 million.

The deadline for submission of pre-proposals is the 4th of October 2021

For more information visit ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems: Joint Call 2021 Accelerating the Heating and Cooling Transition

Call launch event and virtual matchmaking

  • The Official Joint Call launch event will be held on the 9th of June 2021 from 14:00 – 16:30 IST (15:00 - 17:30 CEST)
Register for the launch event

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

Please visit SFI

Call Deadlines and Information webinar

  • Expression of Interest Deadline: 11th June 2021, 13.00 Dublin local time
  • Full Proposal Submission Deadline: 2nd July 2021,13.00 Dublin local time
More information on the Call    Watch the webinar recording

Contact us

For any queries, please email: energyresearch@seai.ie