Draft Strategy for Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Research 2022-2027

Closed 14 Dec 2020

Opened 2 Nov 2020


Scottish Government funds a multi-million pound portfolio of research on the environment, natural resources and agriculture.  We are developing a strategy for the next cycle of research which starts in 2022.  The strategy will outline our vision, priorities and mechanisms for funding that research.

Why your views matter

This consultation allows you to give your views on the priorities for future research, and to ensure that the strategy is setting the right direction and approach for the future research portfolio.

Read the consultation paper.

What happens next

Following this consultation, Ministers will consider the responses in finalising the draft Research Strategy, prior to its publication.

Scottish Government will use the Research Strategy as the basis for developing the commissioning of new research to commence in 2022.


  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Farming and Rural