Centre for Defence Enterprise: submit your research proposal

Guidance about the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) proposal submission process.

How you submit a research proposal to the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) has changed. If you still need to access the old portal, read what you need to do.

The only way to submit a proposal to CDE is online.

Read the guidance here to help you understand the process. It’s the same if you’re submitting a proposal to the enduring competition or a themed competition.

Submit your research proposal

How to submit a proposal to us, our online submission service, processes and terms and conditions.

  1. CDE: how to submit a proposal

    • Detailed guide
  2. CDE: terms and conditions and contract guidance

    • Detailed guide
  3. CDE: how your proposal is assessed

    • Detailed guide
  4. CDE: intellectual property

    • Detailed guide
  5. Submit a CDE proposal online: acceptable use

    • Detailed guide