ARCHIVE: Research competitions

The table below sets out all our current competitions, covering both calls for full proposals and expressions of interest. Competition packs may cover individual projects or requirements documents or newsletters covering multiple projects. Further details are available within each pack.

Call for a Full Proposal

Title
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Mineral soils – evaluating greenhouse gas fluxes and carbon balances CTE 1105 (980 KB) 13 May 2011
Study to model the impact of controlling endemic cattle diseases and conditions on national cattle productivity, agricultural performance and greenhouse gas emissions FFG 1016 (970 KB) 6 May 2011
Lowland peatland systems in England and Wales – evaluating greenhouse gas fluxes and carbon balances CTE 1103 (990 KB) 6 May 2011
CSIP Cetacean strandings around the UK coast ERG 1001 (980 KB) 4 April 2011
Understanding the risks for VTEC O157 shedding on open farms FFG 1015 (970 KB) 11 April 2011
Impact of cycling of warm, wet winters and hotter, drier summers on soil condition CTE 1023 (980 KB) 4 April 2011

Call for Expressions Of Interest

Title
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Pack Code Closing date

Biodiversity Research and Evidence Programme 2011-12

Research Requirements Document No. 01

CTX 1008 (430 KB)

7 April 2011

Research Requirement Documents and Newsletters covering project calls

Title
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Pack Code Closing date
Bovine Tuberculosis Research Requirements Document 2011-12 BT RRD 2011 - 12 (970 KB) 9 May 2011

Miscellaneous

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A competition e-mail notification service is available if you wish to be notified as new competitions are advertised. A guidance note providing information on preparing and submitting a research tender to Defra (Word format) is available.

The Packs: Important details

Each competition pack includes all the relevant information relating to the competition, including the project specification, a guidance note on completing a bid, the relevant application form and, where applicable, Defra's standard research contract. Please read all the documents contained within the pack.

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Page last modified: 30 March 2011