Research England Development (RED) Fund

The RED Fund helps us achieve our aims for research and knowledge exchange.

What is the RED Fund?

The RED Fund commits up to £25 million in annual funding. This money aims to drive innovation in research and knowledge exchange in higher education.

Funded projects will normally be collaborative, bringing together support from other partners including business, universities, and other public agencies.

There is normally no deadline for submitting proposals. We consider proposals at any time, and have an ongoing application and approval process. Potential bidders should read all guidance before applying.

On occasion we may also announce calls for proposals in response to specific policy priorities.

Who can apply?

The fund is open to higher education institutions formally designated for funding by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

To submit a proposal, institutions should review the guidance and email