Scottish Government Strategic Research Programme and the new Centre for Knowledge Exchange and Impact (CKEI)
The Scottish Government funds a programme of strategic scientific research through the Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) division to advance the evidence base in the development of rural affairs, food and environment policies.
The Strategic Research Programme is one of the largest coordinated programmes of research in the UK supporting agri-food and environmental sciences and will run from April 2016 to March 2021. The research programme comprises three inter linked themes covering: Natural Assets, Productive and Sustainable Land Management and Rural Economies and Food, Health and Well-being.
This integrated research programme will be delivered primarily through six world leading Scottish Research Institutes:
- James Hutton Institute
- Scotland’s Rural College
- Moredun Research Institute
- Rowett Institute
- Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland
- Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The research will focus on some of the key global challenges we face around climate change, management of our natural resources, combating infectious diseases, food and water security and enhancing health and well being.
Effective knowledge exchange is at the heart of this research programme and a new Centre for Knowledge Exchange and Impact has been created to ensure that the research is relevant and useful to industry and that the new technologies are communicated effectively to those that can benefit from them.
View the Scottish Government Strategic Research Programme
Programme Grant Administrator: Dr Katie Crosley