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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Mid-range equipment initiative

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This supports the purchase of research equipment. The capital equipment budget is £10 million.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 10 Jan 17

Industrial partnership awards

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

These support science-led research projects that address any topic within the council’s remit, and where industrial partners contribute in cash funding. Industrial partners must contribute in cash at least 10 per cent of the full economic costs of projects. Awards are tenable for up to five years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 24 Jan 17

Welfare of managed animals

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This call encourages high-quality research that seeks to understand and promote the welfare of managed animals in the UK, including farmed, laboratory and companion animals. Funding is available for up to five years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 24 Jan 17

BBSRC-State of São Paulo Research Foundation joint research funding

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This supports applications that cut across national boundaries and involve international collaborative teams. Proposals may be submitted in any area of science within the remit of both supporting organisations. Funding is available for up to five years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 24 Jan 17

Biofilms innovation knowledge centre

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This aims to establish a biofilms innovation knowledge centre that supports businesses and academia in the exploitation and advancement of biofilm science and technology. The total budget is approximately £12.5 million over a period of five years. Grants for the first 24 months are worth £5.5m, while grants for a period of 24 to 60 months are worth £7m.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 08 Feb 17

Modular training partnerships

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

These enable research organisations to collaborate with industry to develop industrially-relevant short training courses at master’s level. There are three modular training partnerships calls per year.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 01 Feb 17 (recurring)

Strategic training awards for research skills

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

These support the development of strategically important and vulnerable research skills and capabilities in the biosciences. Awards are worth up to £100,000 each and up to 30 awards may be supported each year.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 01 Feb 17 (recurring)

Responsive mode research grants

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

These support investigator-led research activities addressing any topic within the council’s remit. Grants may be used for research projects, technology development, equipment or use of existing facilities, new facilities or infrastructure provision, research networks and coordination, and summer schools. Grants support periods of up to five years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 24 Jan 17

Stand-alone LINK

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This supports pre-competitive research projects that address any topic within the council’s remit, and where industry contributes funding. Industry partners must contribute in cash at least 50 per cent of the full economic cost of projects. Funding is available for up to five years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 24 Jan 17

New investigator scheme

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This assists early-career researchers in securing their first major element of research funding. The scheme is available for up to five years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 24 Jan 17

Innovator of the year awards

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

These recognise the successes of BBSRC-supported scientists in delivering economic or social impact from their research. Each category winner receives a prize of £10,000. An overall winner across the categories will also receive a further £10,000.

Maximum award: £20,000Closing date: 15 Feb 17 (recurring)

Standard follow-on funding

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This supports the translation of fundamental research funded by BBSRC into practical application including commercialisation. Projects should have a total duration of 12 to 18 months, and should cost under £250,000. Grants cover 80 per cent of the full economic costs and are worth up to £200,000.

Maximum award: £200,000

Closing date: 15 Mar 17

Super follow-on funding

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This supports the translation of fundamental research funded by BBSRC into practical application, including commercialisation. Projects should have a total duration of 12 to 24 months and be valued between £250,000 and £2 million. Grants cover 80 per cent of the full economic cost and range from £200,000 to £1.6m.

Maximum award: £1,600,000Closing date: 15 Mar 17

Exploring innovation seminars (formerly the knowledge exchange and commercialisation seminars)

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This enables universities and institutes to deliver events to facilitate discussion and improve awareness of knowledge exchange and commercialisation of BBSRC-supported research. Grants are worth up to £2,000 each.

Maximum award: £2,000

Closing date: None

FAPESP pump-priming awards

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

These aim to provide short-term pump-priming to new collaborations between BBSRC-funded research groups in the UK and Brazilian research groups in São Paulo state. Awards are worth up to £35,000 for a period of two years.

Award amount max: £35,000 Closing date: No deadline

International scientific interchange scheme

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This aims to help scientists add an international dimension to their BBSRC-funded research by making and establishing new contacts with international counterparts. Funding is limited to travel and subsistence costs, and does not usually exceed £5,000.

Award amount max: £5,000 Closing date: No deadline

Exploring innovation seminars

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This initiative provides funding and support for events that aim to discuss, improve awareness and enable the sharing of best practice as to how knowledge exchange and commercialisation can benefit the economy and society. The council will contribute up to £2,000 towards reasonable costs.

Award amount max: £2,000 Closing date: No deadline

Follow-on funding pathfinder call

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This enables potential follow-on funding applicants to carry out preliminary commercial activities to develop a clearer understanding of the commercial potential of the outputs of a research grant and to assist with the development of a full follow-on funding application. Funding will be in the region of £7,000 to £10,000 for a maximum duration of six months.

Award amount max: £20,000 Closing date: No deadline

 

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