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

SEAI National Energy RD&D Funding Programme Objectives

  • Support

    Support solutions that enable technical and other barriers to market uptake to be overcome
  • Grow

    Grow Ireland's national capacity to access, develop and apply international class RD&D
  • Inform

    Provide guidance and support to policy makers and public bodies
  • Accelerate

    Accelerate competitive energy-related products, processes and systems

SEAI National Energy Research Funding Call - 2023 Call Now Closed

Deadline TypeDate
Call Open Date 31st March 2023
Call Launch Information Webinar 11am, 5th April 2023

Application Submission Deadline

3pm (Irish Standard Time) 29th May 2023 *Extended to 12pm (IST) 30th May 2023

Award Notification Q4 2023

Please review the information provided here and in the Call documentation, and for any other queries, please contact

Call Launch Information Webinar

A Call Launch Information Webinar took place on Wednesday, April 5th.
Please see the webinar recording and slidedeck to learn more about the 2023 RD&D Call, including:

  • Overview of the 2023 RD&D Call
  • Application Process and Timelines
  • Open and Thematic Strands
  • Application Guidance
  • Q&A
2023 SEAI RD&D Call Launch Webinar Recording    2023 SEAI RD&D Call Launch Webinar Slidedeck

What projects are eligible?

Accelerating transformative research to deliver Ireland’s clean energy and climate ambitions will require enhanced collaboration across a wide range of stakeholders and actors.

Diverse approaches and engaged research methods will be required, which may include multidisciplinary, transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research approaches.

The SEAI National Energy RD&D Funding Programme welcomes research proposals from all research disciplines, as well as collaborative projects involving multiple organisations subject to alignment with the overall programme objectives.

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Call Open: SEAI's 2023 National Energy RD&D Funding Programme

SEAI RD&D Technical Evaluator Database

Are you interested in reviewing and evaluating applications as a technical expert?

In line with international best practice, SEAI assigns experts with a record of publication and/or relevant experience in specific subject areas to act as technical evaluators of applications submitted to the SEAI National Energy RD&D Funding Programme Call. A financial incentive will be provided to eligible Technical Evaluators to reimburse the time spent undertaking the reviews.

Expression of Interest

Experts may submit an expression of interest to SEAI to indicate their interest in participating in the evaluation of applications submitted to the SEAI RD&D Call.

Expressions of interest should be emailed to Your expression of interest should include:

  • Your name and organisation
  • Your area of expertise/experience (50 words max)

Experts who have submitted an Expression of Interest will be informed by email of the application process, which includes filling out a short application form and providing a CV. Appointed experts will be required to adhere to strict reviewer confidentiality, GDPR requirements, and to sign a Declaration of Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Form. If an expert considers they have a conflict of interest, they are asked to declare this and may not be eligible to participate in the evaluation process. In case of any doubt, please contact

Contact us

If you have any queries on the SEAI National Energy RD&D Funding Programme please contact