Pre- Call Announcement - the 2023 Call will open for applications in March!

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

  • Accelerate

    Accelerate the development and deployment in the Irish marketplace of competitive energy-related products, processes and systems
  • 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 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
  • Q&A
Register for the 2023 SEAI RD&D Call Launch Webinar

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 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

Programme documents

These are key. Please familiarise yourself with these if you are considering applying.


Contact us

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