Project Research and Development scheme
This funding scheme is intended to develop the capabilities needed to underpin UK science and technology leadership in future Science and Technology Facility Council projects and gives industry the opportunity, in collaboration with approved research organisations, to apply directly to the Research Councils for funding for research and development.
The PRD scheme provides funding for research and development projects which enable STFC to deliver the science programme objectives in the areas of particle physics, particle astrophysics, nuclear physics and astronomy. Please note that proposals for project specific R&D, or small upgrades for space instruments and missions, fall within the remit of the UK Space Agency (link opens in a new window).
PRD funding is available for projects which develop technology beyond that of laboratory experimentation or modelling and show that the technology can be deployed in a future project; or for demonstration projects which prove the design concept of new equipment (including software) that can then be implemented in a full scale project.
Please note: there are currently no open calls for the PRD scheme.
How to make an application
Please click on the following bar to follow the process for making an application:
Information for applicants from universities and other public sector research establishments
Applicants from universities and other public sector research establishments can submit an application provided they meet the normal eligibility requirements for STFC research grant funding as set out in the research grants handbook (link opens in a new window).
Applicants must submit their proposal through the Je-S (link opens in a new window) electronic system by 4pm on the given deadline (usually 6 weeks before the meeting).
To ensure that the proposal is correctly processed applicants should:
- Select Council: STFC
- Select document type: fEC (full economic costs) grant proposal
- Select scheme: PPRP (Projects Peer Review Panel)
- Select Peer Review Preference: Project Peer Review Panel
Information for commercial applicants
A commercial organisation is eligible to submit an application by itself or with other partners if it has a manufacturing and/or research facility within the UK. The person making the application must be normally resident in the UK and hold a permanent appointment with the organisation, i.e. contractors or consultants may not make applications.
Commercial organisations should apply using the STFC Research in Industry (PRI) form and the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
View Research in Industry for further information about eligibility for funding and application forms.
Commercial applicants must send the PRI form, the PQQ form and proposal to the PPRP Secretary by the closing deadline.
Both applicants from public sector research establishments and commercial applicants should submit a comprehensive PRD proposal according to the following guidelines:
|PRD Proposal guidelines (PDF - 192Kb - opens in a new window)
|Finance Table template (Excel - 17Kb - opens in a new window)
|Risk Template (Excel - 27Kb - opens in a new window)
Please click on the following bar to view the meeting dates, details and submission deadlines.
Page last updated: 31 January 2011
by Tahmina Aziz