Strategic Priorities

The Earth Institute Strategic Priority Support Mechanism aims to stimulate interdisciplinary activity across the Institute, the University and beyond, in the area of environmental research and its cognate disciplines. Funding up to €10,000 is awarded to 2-4 multi-disciplinary teams per annum, supporting non-research costs for targeted projects that are topical, achievable and impactful.

2020 call

Our call for new strategic priority projects is now open and we would like to encourage applications from multidisciplinary teams addressing topical environmental challenges.

Full guidelines, eligibility criteria and application forms can be found in the call document below:

Strategic Priority Support Mechanism 2020 guidelines and application form

Closing date: Thursday 30 April 2020

Current Strategic Priority projects 

Our current Strategic Priority projects are led by Institute members and are addressing key environmental issues linked to our research themes:

  • Centre for Irish Towns (CfIT) (2019)
  • DIVERSICROP (2019)
  • HempHub (2019)
  • Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems (CRAES) (2018)
  • ECOBROKER: co-producing knowledge between practitioners and researchers to address complex societal problems (2018)