Applying for Research Funding
Defra lets a large number of research projects every year. We do this in a number of ways, including through competitions advertised on this site, either for individual projects or in the form of multiple project research requirements documents; non-competitive arrangements, mainly at our science Agencies and other major contractors where we need to maintain certain expertise and facilities; and in partnership with others, such as through LINK programmes. Details of our latest research competitions, plus how to apply for Defra funding are available here.
If you are interested in receiving information on our research competitions, we provide an e-mail prompt service to notify contractors as new competitions are advertised on this site. Further details of this service and how to register are available here.
To ensure fairness and efficiency in the way we operate, we use standard R&D contract terms and conditions for all projects. Details of these are available here.
We also use a series of standard forms to capture information on project proposals during the procurement process and in managing our projects thereafter. The full set of these Science in Defra (SID) forms are available to view/download here.If you would like more information on how Defra procures its research programmes, either contact Science Directorate at firstname.lastname@example.org or the relevant Defra science unit from the Contact Us section of this site.
last modified: 4 March 2005
Page published: 4 March 2005