promote and assist research that
meets the needs of UK FRS

research fellowship award

We are keen to support, postgraduate (doctoral) studies into matters that relate to the objects of the Trust; particularly where students might be discouraged from studying for financial reasons. The Research Fellowship Award is open to any UK resident.

Successful candidates may receive up to 100% of the Directly Incurred costs of a complete postgraduate programme of study, where the total value does not exceed £20,000.

Up to 100% of the Directly Incurred costs total value does not exceed £20,000
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research project grant

We are keen to support high quality research projects, which are perhaps smaller than can be managed by the larger UK Research Councils or fall outside their priority themes but are important to UK fire and rescue services as a whole.

The minimum project grant is £10,000 and the maximum £150,000 secured over a maximum of four years.

The minimum project grant is £10,000 and the maximum £150,000
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current research
project grants

Here you will find details of Research Projects supported by the Trust that are in progress and who to get in touch with if you wish to know more.



44 (0)1608 812511



Fire Service Research and Training Trust

C/O Fire Protection Association, London Road, 

Morton in Marsh, GL56 0RH


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