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DfT opens June round of its T-TRIG call offering 100% grant funding for research projects to improve UK transport

The June 2015 round of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Transport Technology Research Innovation Grant (T-TRIG) is open from today for applications for funding of transport research projects that will help progress potentially innovative ideas for transport.

T-TRIG will result in the award of fully-funded grants of up to £25,000 to research novel ideas for improving transport in the UK, and this time provides a special incentive to smaller operators of a 30% advance payment option.

Applications for funding - via Applications Form emailed in pdf and MS Word format to dft-t-trig@ts.catapult.org.uk - will be accepted up until midnight on 20 July 2015.


100% funded grants of up to £25,000

DfT said it expects to award grants of up to £25k to four projects that can start from 1 September 2015. These projects should be innovative and focused on science, engineering or technology that is relevant to improving transport in the UK.

Final project reports will be due by the 27 November 2015.

As an additional incentive for small businesses to apply, this time DfT has offered to fund an advance of 30% of the grant before funded projects start up.


The next stage - briefing webinars on 2 or 6 July

The next immediate stage for potential applicants is to register for one of two briefing webinars, the first coming up this Thursday 2 July, and the next on Monday 6 July.

In these webinars DfT will outline the aims for the competition, plus there’ll be opportunities to quiz those involved in the funding call in order to help focus great ideas into applications that match its requirements.






14 people have had something to say so far

DfT said it expects to award grants of up to £25k to four projects that can start from 1 September 2015. ......Final project report’s will be due by the 27 November 2015..... 2016 surely?
Posted on 29/06/15 18:10.
Short, fast turnaround projects.

Plus, there will be another round in November if you think you'll need to prepare ahead.
Posted on 29/06/15 21:39.
Is there an opportunity to collaborate with DFT on this
Posted on 30/06/15 10:52.
I suggest you register for one of the webinars so you can ask your question directly...
Posted on 30/06/15 11:52.
Shouldn't it say "Final project reports will be due ..."?
Posted on 30/06/15 14:05.
It should. It now does. Thanks.
Posted on 30/06/15 16:32.
Is it possible to see a recording of the webinars (as I am unable to attend online at the relevant dates).
And are there any (online) networking events ?
Posted on 02/07/15 14:21.
I will upload a recording on the first webinar shortly.... Although time is short, if you join today's webinar there is opportunity for networking with other attendees via the chat box on the left hand side and to interact with other attendees.
Starts today at 11am....
Posted on 06/07/15 09:51.
Hello , please can we have the list of successful projects from the last round
Posted on 06/07/15 12:33.
Any idea on the closing date for the November round?
Posted on 06/07/15 14:45.
Hi Tim,

any idea on when/where the webinar output will be posted?.

...time is running out....
Posted on 08/07/15 11:02.
Yes Anthony,

See yesterday's post on this blog - at:

Thanks, Tim
Posted on 08/07/15 11:07.
Dear Anthony,

As described in the webinars, the next DfT T-TRIG funding round is planned to open on 16 November, with a similar time after that to apply (presumably in December 2015)
Posted on 09/07/15 16:16 in reply to Anthony Nordberg.
DfT has stated this will happen, but without promising an exact date. Sorry.
Posted on 09/07/15 16:18 in reply to Aparna Garg.

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