Every scientist knows that funding is critical to research.


To guide you through the funding minefield, Plant Science has brought together all information relating to funding in one place. Whether you’re looking for current funding opportunities, recently awarded grants or information on funding bodies that support UK plant science research, look no further.

 

Select By

Highlighting the latest opportunities

 

By simply selecting from the options above you’ll be able to find calls and initiatives in a particular area, from a particular funder e.g. BBSRC, or in a specific category such as fellowships. You can also search for opportunities by deadline e.g. 1 month from now.

Why not sign up to the RSS feed and keep up to date on all the latest funding opportunities.

We endeavour to include as many opportunities as we can, but inevitably we might miss some out. If you know of other opportunities that we should be listed please get in contact.

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Available funding for this competition has increased from £5m to £6m thanks to £1m additional funding from NERC (Natural Environment Research Council). Innovate UK is to invest in collaborative R&D and feasibility studies to stimulate innovati...
Available funding for this competition has increased from £5m to £6m thanks to £1m additional funding from NERC (Natural Environment Research Council). Innovate UK is to invest in collaborative R&D and feasibility studies to stimulate innovation in conventional fossil fuels. The aim is to improve efficiency, reduce cost and minimise the environmental impact of coal, natural gas and oil. Projects must be business-led and all must involve an SME. Unconventional fossil fuels such as shale gas, shale oil and tar sands are outside the scope of this competition.
Available funding for this competition has increased from £5m to £6m thanks to £1m additional funding from NERC (Natural Environment Research Council). Innovate UK is to invest in collaborative R&D and feasibility studies to stimulate innovati...

Deadline

03/06/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

FLF will provide support for researchers wishing to undertake independent research and gain leadership skills. Awards are for three years and include personal salary as well as support for travel and subsistence, training activities, and research con...
FLF will provide support for researchers wishing to undertake independent research and gain leadership skills. Awards are for three years and include personal salary as well as support for travel and subsistence, training activities, and research consumables. It is expected that around 12 fellowships will be awarded, each at a value of up to £300k. In addition to this investment, it is also expected that a substantial demonstration of support for the fellow be made by the host Research Organisation (e.g. in terms of access to facilities and equipment, training, research costs etc.). Applications are welcome from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements (e.g. part-time). Proposals can be submitted in any area of science within our remit. We particularly encourage applications that are aligned with our overarching strategic priorities (see related links including our strategic priorities). Aimed at Early career researchers who want to conduct their own independent research within a host laboratory. Applicants will have demonstrated high potential and have no more than five years of postdoctoral research experience. The call is open to current PhD students who are expected to have completed their PhD viva exam prior to announcement of the awarded FLFs (30 November 2015).  
FLF will provide support for researchers wishing to undertake independent research and gain leadership skills. Awards are for three years and include personal salary as well as support for travel and subsistence, training activities, and research con...

Deadline

04/06/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

Agriculture, forestry and the agri-food sector are integral parts of the European economy and society. With the expected increase in global population, demand for animal food products and competition for natural resources, agriculture and forestry wi...
Agriculture, forestry and the agri-food sector are integral parts of the European economy and society. With the expected increase in global population, demand for animal food products and competition for natural resources, agriculture and forestry will need to become more efficient, and sustainable. Scope for this call is for the development and validation of biomarkers for nutrition and health, including biomarkers for food intake and for the risk of diet-related disease. Deadline 11th June 2015 17:00.
Agriculture, forestry and the agri-food sector are integral parts of the European economy and society. With the expected increase in global population, demand for animal food products and competition for natural resources, agriculture and forestry wi...

Deadline

11/06/2015

Funding Body

European Commission

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

Monitoring and mitigation of agricultural GHG, including such aspects as reducing uncertainties and improving national agricultural GHG inventories (e.g. with ICOS), the role of climatic variability and agricultural and forestry practices for GHG emi...
Monitoring and mitigation of agricultural GHG, including such aspects as reducing uncertainties and improving national agricultural GHG inventories (e.g. with ICOS), the role of climatic variability and agricultural and forestry practices for GHG emissions, the technical and economic potential of CH4 and N2O mitigation, carbon sequestration and reduced emissions from energy use and pre-chain inputs, emissions/removals certification, economic and policy measures, including trade, barriers to implementation, life cycle assessment. Deadline for applications 11th June 2015 17:00.
Monitoring and mitigation of agricultural GHG, including such aspects as reducing uncertainties and improving national agricultural GHG inventories (e.g. with ICOS), the role of climatic variability and agricultural and forestry practices for GHG emi...

Deadline

11/06/2015

Funding Body

European Commission

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The vision of the Government's UK strategy for agricultural technologies is to make the UK a world leader in agricultural technology, innovation and sustainability. To achieve this, the Government is investing £70m in an Agri-Tech Catalyst. The Agri...
The vision of the Government's UK strategy for agricultural technologies is to make the UK a world leader in agricultural technology, innovation and sustainability. To achieve this, the Government is investing £70m in an Agri-Tech Catalyst. The Agri-Tech Catalyst has been set up to support businesses and researchers in developing innovative solutions to challenges in the agri-tech sector. Early-stage award projects will explore the commercial potential of an early-stage scientific idea through feasibility studies. All projects must be collaborative and based on prior underpinning research evidence. Registration is required to enter this competition. Please note that registration will close 1 week before the competition application deadline.
The vision of the Government's UK strategy for agricultural technologies is to make the UK a world leader in agricultural technology, innovation and sustainability. To achieve this, the Government is investing £70m in an Agri-Tech Catalyst. The Agri...

Deadline

24/06/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The vision of the Government's UK strategy for agricultural technologies is to make the UK a world leader in agricultural technology, innovation and sustainability. To achieve this, the Government is investing £70m in an Agri-Tech Catalyst. The Agri...
The vision of the Government's UK strategy for agricultural technologies is to make the UK a world leader in agricultural technology, innovation and sustainability. To achieve this, the Government is investing £70m in an Agri-Tech Catalyst. The Agri-Tech Catalyst has been set up to support businesses and researchers in developing innovative solutions to challenges in the agri-tech sector. Late-stage awards evaluate or trial the commercial potential of an innovative concept in a real-life environment ahead of deployment. This can be through pre-experimental feasibility studies or experimental development. There are two types of late-stage awards that projects may be eligible for: pre-experimental feasibility study awards and experimental development awards.  For each type, we expect that all projects will be based on significant prior research, where the feasibility of the project has already been demonstrated. Examples of project work in this late-stage award category may include first tests in a field trial setting to evaluate commercial potential (crop or livestock as appropriate), trialling an innovative concept in the real-life operational environment, investigating product safety and effectiveness, through to the validation of the final product design, and production of final prototype. In some cases we may support early adoption studies, but such studies would be considered experimental development and attract the lower rate of funding. All projects must be collaborative. Registration is required to enter this competition. Please note that registration will close 1 week before the competition application deadline.
The vision of the Government's UK strategy for agricultural technologies is to make the UK a world leader in agricultural technology, innovation and sustainability. To achieve this, the Government is investing £70m in an Agri-Tech Catalyst. The Agri...

Deadline

24/06/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

Application deadline: apply at any time -  at least 6 weeks before travel. Aim:  To help scientists add an international dimension to their BBSRC funded research by making and establishing new contacts with international counterparts.

Deadline

30/06/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Countryside Stewardship will help rural businesses improve the countryside environment, and the Woodland Capital Grants in 2015 will prioritise support for activity this year to cover; creating and maintaining new woodland for biodiversity and water ...
Countryside Stewardship will help rural businesses improve the countryside environment, and the Woodland Capital Grants in 2015 will prioritise support for activity this year to cover; creating and maintaining new woodland for biodiversity and water benefits including flooding (deadline: 30th April 2015); woodland management plans and tree health (30th June 2015). The Forestry Commission is now open for applications for these Woodland capital grants. To apply for any of the available 2015 grants you must first register on the new Rural Payments system. For guidance, and to register and apply, please visit the Countryside Stewardship woodland capital grants page at GOV.UK. Funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe Investing in Rural Areas.
Countryside Stewardship will help rural businesses improve the countryside environment, and the Woodland Capital Grants in 2015 will prioritise support for activity this year to cover; creating and maintaining new woodland for biodiversity and water ...

Deadline

30/06/2015

Funding Body

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Share |
RSS Feed