Every scientist knows that funding is critical to research.


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Category

Conference hosting

Synopsis

Funding of up to £43k is available to run symposia with slots available from 2017 onwards. The internationally renowned series of New Phytologist Symposia (NPS) aim to support emerging and key areas of research. Usually these meetings would be expec...
Funding of up to £43k is available to run symposia with slots available from 2017 onwards. The internationally renowned series of New Phytologist Symposia (NPS) aim to support emerging and key areas of research. Usually these meetings would be expected to extend over one to three days, with invited speakers and a maximum of 120 delegates. In this way we hope to provide an informal atmosphere for the stimulation and exchange of ideas and the building of collaborations. We particularly encourage the involvement of early career scientists and as such a number of travel grants will be awarded in association with each meeting.
Funding of up to £43k is available to run symposia with slots available from 2017 onwards. The internationally renowned series of New Phytologist Symposia (NPS) aim to support emerging and key areas of research. Usually these meetings would be expec...

Deadline

28/02/2015

Funding Body

New Phytologist

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Investment of up to £40m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. There are five types of award – early stage: translation; early stage: feasibility studies; industrial research; late sta...
Investment of up to £40m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. There are five types of award – early stage: translation; early stage: feasibility studies; industrial research; late stage: pre-experimental feasibility studies; and late stage: experimental development – and, with the exception of translation awards which are academic, can involve a single business or be collaborative. Projects that build on recent discoveries to develop new technologies or processes for industrial biotechnology, and/or that bring together different components of a process to establish that they can work together to the point where there is a reasonable certainty that the process could be run commercially, are eligible for industrial research awards. The deadline for registration is noon on 25 February 2015 and the competition close date is noon on 4 March 2015.
Investment of up to £40m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. There are five types of award – early stage: translation; early stage: feasibility studies; industrial research; late sta...

Deadline

04/03/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Investment of up to £40m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. There are five types of award – early stage: translation; early stage: feasibility studies; industrial research; late st...
Investment of up to £40m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. There are five types of award – early stage: translation; early stage: feasibility studies; industrial research; late stage: pre-experimental feasibility studies; and late stage: experimental development – and, with the exception of translation awards which are academic, can involve a single business or be collaborative. Translation awards will support academic R&D projects that aim to translate research discoveries into new or improved industrial biotechnology technologies, processes and products. The deadline for registration is noon on 25 February 2015 and the competition close date is noon on 4 March 2015.
Investment of up to £40m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. There are five types of award – early stage: translation; early stage: feasibility studies; industrial research; late st...

Deadline

04/03/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

For applicants preparing a submission for a STSM associated with COST FA1306. Strengthening the existing networks by supporting inter-lab exchange visits of young scientists in/between COST countries; Establish and foster collaborations (e.g to dr...
For applicants preparing a submission for a STSM associated with COST FA1306. Strengthening the existing networks by supporting inter-lab exchange visits of young scientists in/between COST countries; Establish and foster collaborations (e.g to draft proposals, undertake research etc); Teaching and training of plant phenotyping methods (on a whole plant and molecular level, as well as integrative approaches). Deadline: 16th March 2015.
For applicants preparing a submission for a STSM associated with COST FA1306. Strengthening the existing networks by supporting inter-lab exchange visits of young scientists in/between COST countries; Establish and foster collaborations (e.g to dr...

Deadline

16/03/2015

Funding Body

COST

Category

Education

Synopsis

Science and Plants for Schools supports UK teachers, HLTAs and technicians with new ideas for teaching about science through plants. We offer grants between £50 and £500 to cover your time & costs in developing a teaching resource, and will off...
Science and Plants for Schools supports UK teachers, HLTAs and technicians with new ideas for teaching about science through plants. We offer grants between £50 and £500 to cover your time & costs in developing a teaching resource, and will offer support and scientific contacts if necessary. We also offer grants of up to £100 to fund teacher and technician-led professional development, such as TeachMeets. Proposed resources should aim to enhance students' understanding of plants at secondary and post-16, whether in a broad sense of fundamental principles, lab techniques (e.g. time-lapse photography), or a specific focus on an area of plant biology.
Science and Plants for Schools supports UK teachers, HLTAs and technicians with new ideas for teaching about science through plants. We offer grants between £50 and £500 to cover your time & costs in developing a teaching resource, and will off...

Deadline

20/03/2015

Funding Body

Science and Plants for Schools

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Smart is a grant scheme which offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and ser...
Smart is a grant scheme which offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services could emerge. The scheme supports SMEs carrying out R&D which offers potentially significant rewards and that could stimulate UK economic growth. Three types of grant are available; Proof of market, Proof of concept, Development of prototype. The batch assessment date for Round 6 of the current financial year 2014/15 is 26 March 2015 12:00 noon.
Smart is a grant scheme which offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and ser...

Deadline

26/03/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Outreach

Synopsis

The British Science Association is partnering with organisations, groups and individuals from across the UK to support a new, nationwide series of local debates. This policy network will enable the general public to engage more with scientific issues...
The British Science Association is partnering with organisations, groups and individuals from across the UK to support a new, nationwide series of local debates. This policy network will enable the general public to engage more with scientific issues and policy questions. On offer are grants of up to £300 for events held before April 2015.
The British Science Association is partnering with organisations, groups and individuals from across the UK to support a new, nationwide series of local debates. This policy network will enable the general public to engage more with scientific issues...

Deadline

31/03/2015

Funding Body

British Science Association

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

The project Bio Base NWE project has made 50 innovation coupons, worth a maximum of €10,000 each, available to support the development of the bio-based economy in North West Europe by providing access to the facilities of an independent, state-of-t...
The project Bio Base NWE project has made 50 innovation coupons, worth a maximum of €10,000 each, available to support the development of the bio-based economy in North West Europe by providing access to the facilities of an independent, state-of-the-art pilot plant. These innovation coupons are offered to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s). The support can be compared to ‘seed capital’ as it is intended for assessing the feasibility of an innovative bio-based idea.  The coupons can be used for:  a. Feasibility analysis;  b. Lab work;  c. Pilot tests.  
The project Bio Base NWE project has made 50 innovation coupons, worth a maximum of €10,000 each, available to support the development of the bio-based economy in North West Europe by providing access to the facilities of an independent, state-of-t...

Deadline

31/03/2015

Funding Body

Interreg IVB
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