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EPA announces €14.3M in new research funding

Wednesday, 14 February, 2024

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced €14.3 million in funding across 33 new research projects. Designed to support innovations and the development and implementation of policies in Ireland, this funding will develop research capacity in strategically important areas.

Five UCD researchers have received funding under the 2023 call. These projects will help build transdisciplinary research capacity and talent in Ireland in key areas relating to sustainability transitions and societal transformations, with a priority on maximising the impact of research and innovation for the environment. 

The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. A number of the successful projects (see the (opens in a new window)EPA website for details of other successful projects) are co-funded with the EPA working in partnership with Met Éireann and Geological Survey Ireland.

UCD Awardees

Addressing Climate Change Evidence Needs

Prof Louise McHugh, UCD School of Psychology Sow what?: Connecting Farmers and Policy Makers on Climate Change
Dr Cara Augustenborg, UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, Using worldviews to inspire and scale climate action

Delivering a Healthy Environment

Dr William Smith, UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Solid-fuel emissions to air in Ireland
Dr Linda Fox-Rogers (Ad Astra Fellow), UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental PolicyRemediation of Faulty Septic Tanks: A Mixed Methods Approach to Environmental Risk Communication

Protecting and Restoring Our Natural Environment

Dr Paul Brooks, UCD School of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Enhancing Blue Carbon and Ecological Services through Nature-Based Solutions: Integrated Restoration in Irish Coastal Waters

The next EPA Research Call will open for applications in April 2024. For a full list of awardees and further information visit the EPA website (opens in a new window)here.

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