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

Clean Energy Transition Partnership Call 2023



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 CETPartnership Joint Call 2023 is the second annual co-funded call under the CETPartnership. To cover different topics and RDI types, the Call is structured into 12 Call Modules, aimed at different energy technologies and/or systems as well as both research and innovation oriented approaches on different Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs), complementing and completing each other.  

For more information on the call and to register for the information webinar on September 13th please see  

Call Calendar

Important Dates 
Stage 1 Opening: Pre-proposal submission 20 September 2023
Stage 1 Closing: Deadline for Pre-proposal submission  22 November 2023, 14:00 CET
Stage 2 Opening: Full Proposal submission 25 January 2024
Stage 2 Closing: Deadline for full proposal submission  27 March 2024, 14:00 CET
Funding decision communicated 

June 2024

Project start (Tentative) September 2024
Application to SEAI Early April 2024

SFI-IRC Pathway Programme 2024



SEAI is a co-funding partner of the SFI IRC Pathway Programme.

Open HEI Nominations - 20th February 2024, 13:00;

Full Proposal -10th April 2024, 13:00.

This Programme will support talented postdoctoral researchers from all research disciplines to develop their track record and transition to become independent research leaders.  

The programme welcomes research proposals from any discipline within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS). Applications of an interdisciplinary nature which draw together insights and approaches from one or more research disciplines will also be welcomed. The maximum funding request permitted under the SFI-IRC Pathway Programme is €495,000 direct costs over a period of four years which includes a contribution to the salary of the applicant, and the stipend and fees for a PhD student. Please refer to the Programme Call Document for further details.  

Further details can be found here

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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