Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - funds
research concerned with the environment, rural matters, farming and food production. It lets a large number of research projects every year; through competitions,
either for individual projects or in the form of multiple project research requirements documents; and in partnership with others, such as through LINK programmes.
Department for International Development - long-term research initiatives
focused on reducing poverty in developing countries. Research is focused on six areas: growth, sustainable agriculture, climate change, health, governance in challenging
environments, future challenges and opportunities.
Department for Transport -
commissions research to support the delivery of a reliable, safe and secure transport system whilst safeguarding the environment.
Department for Work and Pensions -
commissions social science research related to the policy agenda to provide the evidence base needed to inform strategy and policy.
Food Standards Agency - commissions extensive scientific research and
survey work to ensure that advice to the public is based on the best and most up-to-date food science.
Home Office - funds a wide range
of research projects in a number of areas including crime, policing, immigration, drugs, terrorism and security.
Ministry of Defence -
funds research which defends the UK and its interests and strengthens international peace and stability.
Ministry of Justice - funds research that informs the evidence base
on the overall criminal, civil, family and administrative justice system.
National Institute of Health Research - commissions and funds
NHS and social care research (applied research). A range of programmes addressing a broad range of health priorities is being funded. Funding is based on
the quality and relevance of the research to personal social services and the NHS.
National Institute of Health - the primary US federal agency
supporting medical research. In general, foreign institutions and international organisations are eligible to apply for research project grants.
However, there are a few restrictions for specific schemes.
National Science Foundation - offers support for all fields of fundamental science
and engineering, except for medical sciences. The Foundation supports cooperative research between universities and industry, US participation in
international scientific and engineering efforts, and educational activities at every academic level.