Farming Innovation Programme - Research Starter Round 4 - Briefing Event

Join this online briefing event to find out more about the Research Starter Round 4 funding competition for farmers, growers and foresters.

Event Details


10.00 - 12.00



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1 – Welcome

2 – Competition Overview and Scope

3 – Eligibility Criteria

4 – Innovation Funding Service (IFS)

5 – Application Finances

6 – Submitting your Application

7 – Assessment

8 – Project setup for successful applicants

9 – Additional Support


Farming, growing or forestry businesses based in England can apply for a share of £850,000 for projects to improve productivity, sustainability and resilience in the agricultural sector.

Who is this event for?

Farmers, growers, and foresters who have a bold, ambitious, early stage idea to increase productivity and environmental sustainability in agriculture or horticulture.

What is the funding for?

  • Projects 6 – 18 months in length
  • Total project costs between £28,000 – £56,000
  • Farmers and growers to develop ambitious early-stage ideas and build a collaborative team

Click here to discover more about the Research Starter competition that is coming soon.

Click here to read more about the available funding.

Why attend?

  • Find out more about the scope and eligibility criteria directly from the funders
  • Learn about the application process so you have the best chance of success
  • Ask your questions and get answers live

Find out more

Make connections with others interested in the funding by joining our LinkedIn group.

The funding comes from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in partnership with UKRI as part of the Farming Innovation Programme.

Related Opportunities

Farming Innovation Programme: Research Starter round 4 - EoI

Opens: 18/12/2023 Closes: 14/02/2024

Farming, growing or forestry businesses in England can apply for a share of up to £850,000 for feasibility projects for net zero agriculture.

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