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Strategic Tools and Resources Development Fund

Funding total

£2.5M, subject to the quality of the applications received

Number of projects funded


List of awards awarded through the TRDF fund.


  • To support small or short-duration pump-priming research projects and/or bring together communities for collaborative purposes, including resource or standards development, in areas of strategic importance
  • To initiate novel technology or methods driven activities to facilitate the development and uptake of new approaches to enable advances in bioscience, within the remit of our Strategic Plan 2010-2015 and the strategic research priorities

Key aims

The s-TRDF aims to encourage applications that interface Enabling Theme 2, of the Strategic Plan, called 'Exploiting New Ways of Working' with the areas of our strategic research priorities:

  • Food security
  • Industrial biotechnology and bioenergy
  • Basic bioscience underpinning health