Developing the ATI Strategic R&D Project Portfolio

The application process for UK Aerospace R&T Programme funding follows four major stages: Expression of Interest, Full Application, Assessment and Contracting.

Click here for a summary of the application process

It is possible for applicants to reach grant contract in 6 months, subject to the applicant achieving certain deadlines, meeting strategic requirements of the programme and offering excellent impact potential. Applicants should note that the funding process is competitive, and only the best applications will receive funding.

Applications are created, assessed and managed on the Innovation Funding System (IFS) online portal.

Stage 1 requires applicants to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) on IFS that is assessed by the ATI. Successful EOIs will be invited to Stage 2 to complete a Full Application also via the IFS portal. Once submitted, the Full Application will undergo ATI, BEIS and Innovate UK independent assessment in parallel.  No further changes to the application are permitted once the submission deadline has passed.

Full Applications are assessed quarterly, in January, April, July and October.

All applicants must sign the Institute’s Framework Agreement before submitting proposals.

Important links:

Click here for the detailed Guidance For Applicants

Click here to download the latest ATI submission and decision dates

Click here for more information on the ATI Framework Agreement