Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships (FISP) scheme

July 2022

The Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships (FISP) scheme, part of the £100m UK Seafood Fund, will open on 1 August. Bidding will be open until midday on 5 September.

A final round is also planned for later in the year opening 21 November and closing at the end of December.

The UK Seafood Fund has been extended to 2025 so applicants will be able to apply for funding for two-year projects with a maximum value of £1 million (or £500,000 per year). A separate opportunity to bid for projects up to £150k, as has been offered in both previous rounds has also openned and Defra have also expanded our list of eligible research projects to include research on wider factors which impact fish stocks, such as offshore wind farms and climate change.

You will be able to access the opportunity through the page once the scheme opens. For further details on the scheme, please visit here.