Current funding opportunities

All research grants currently open for application.

Small Projects Facility

Funding through the Small Projects Facility (up to approximately £20,000) is open on a rolling basis.

Project type: These grants can be used to generate proof of concept findings via pilots or smaller scale studies.

Research methods: Quantitative research with strong counterfactuals and a sound research methodology. We also commission strong qualitative research that is conducted in combination with or as a complement to quantitative approaches (mixed methods). Qualitative research that aims to inform future quantitative research will also be considered. The IGC will not fund projects that are not grounded in sound economics research principles.

Application process: Researchers interested in applying for funding are invited to reach out to [email protected] and submit a one to two page summary of their research idea. This summary should include, but is not limited to, the research question, research motivation and research methodology. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For submissions that have passed this screening stage, researchers will be asked to complete a full application under the guidance of the Agri-SME Evidence Fund team.

Call for proposals

The call for proposals for larger projects is set to open in the second half of 2024.

Recipients of a Small Projects Facility grant may subsequently apply for a larger grant through the call for proposals. Having received a Small Projects Facility grant is not a prerequisite for applying through the call for proposals.