SEAI National Energy Research Funding Programme
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
AccelerateAccelerate the development and deployment in the Irish marketplace of competitive energy-related products, processes and systems
SupportSupport solutions that enable technical and other barriers to market uptake to be overcome
GrowGrow Ireland's national capacity to access, develop and apply international class RD&D
InformProvide guidance and support to policy makers and public bodies through results, outcomes and learning from supported energy projects
SEAI National Energy Research Funding Call
The 2023 Call will open for applications in 31st March 2023, sign up to the Research Mailing list for updates on key call launch information.
A Call Launch Information Webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 5th.
Register to hear more about the 2023 RD&D Call, including:
- Overview of the 2023 RD7D Call
- Application Process and Timelines
- Open and Thematic Strands
- Application Guidance
Supporting our climate targets
The programme supports innovative and targeted actions to assist in the delivery of the following:
- Climate Action Plan 2023
- Programme for Government
- 2030 Climate and Energy Framework
- Ireland's National Energy and Climate Plan
- The Strategic Energy Technology Plan
- Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill (2021)
- Impact 2030: Ireland's Research and Innovation Strategy
- Project Ireland 2040: Building Ireland's Future
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
These are key. Please familiarise yourself with these if you are considering applying.
If you have any queries on the SEAI National Energy RD&D Funding Programme please contact EnergyResearch@seai.ie