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.

 

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Training

Synopsis

Application opening date TBC The Network has a budget of £10,000 a year for members to apply for training activities.  Applications will be reviewed by the Executive Group in consultation with the Management Board to ensure that the trainin...
Application opening date TBC The Network has a budget of £10,000 a year for members to apply for training activities.  Applications will be reviewed by the Executive Group in consultation with the Management Board to ensure that the training is in line with the aims of the Network.  The aim is to provide early stage researchers with focused career development to strengthen and consolidate future capability to respond to challenges within the area of IB. Further details will be available on the website shortly. 
Application opening date TBC The Network has a budget of £10,000 a year for members to apply for training activities.  Applications will be reviewed by the Executive Group in consultation with the Management Board to ensure that the trainin...

Deadline

31/07/2014

Funding Body

HVCfP

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

Application opening date TBC The Network has a fund of £800,000 for proof of concept research, which Network members will be able to apply for. Funds will be targeted at accessing and developing key technology areas using UK centres of excellence...
Application opening date TBC The Network has a fund of £800,000 for proof of concept research, which Network members will be able to apply for. Funds will be targeted at accessing and developing key technology areas using UK centres of excellence. This strategy will enable the Network to encourage novel technology-based solutions to major industry problems as well as supporting such centres, promoting their use, securing inward investment and further developing the technologies and processes they offer through engagement with the Network. Priority for funds will therefore be for process-led activities and those that have clear potential for further funding or have a route to commercial translation. Further details on how to apply to the Proof-of-concept Fund will be posted on the website when available; all Network members will be emailed when applications for funding are open.
Application opening date TBC The Network has a fund of £800,000 for proof of concept research, which Network members will be able to apply for. Funds will be targeted at accessing and developing key technology areas using UK centres of excellence...

Deadline

31/07/2014

Funding Body

HVCfP

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

The call aims to commission a number of projects and generate a soils related Research and Knowledge Transfer programme addressing the following areas of concern – data, compaction, soil-borne diseases, organic matter, precision tools/systems, soil...
The call aims to commission a number of projects and generate a soils related Research and Knowledge Transfer programme addressing the following areas of concern – data, compaction, soil-borne diseases, organic matter, precision tools/systems, soil health measurement and monitoring. The outputs of this programme will be aimed at producing and communicating best practice guidelines to growers for soil management in horticultural crops.
The call aims to commission a number of projects and generate a soils related Research and Knowledge Transfer programme addressing the following areas of concern – data, compaction, soil-borne diseases, organic matter, precision tools/systems, soil...

Deadline

01/08/2014

Funding Body

HDC

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

The purpose of the call is to understand the ability of pumpkins to ‘keep’ for as long as possible and to draw some conclusions as to what can be done in the field to optimise the keeping quality of the fruit; and to understand the interaction th...
The purpose of the call is to understand the ability of pumpkins to ‘keep’ for as long as possible and to draw some conclusions as to what can be done in the field to optimise the keeping quality of the fruit; and to understand the interaction that dry matter levels and fruit nutrition has on the storage potential including shelf life for the consumer.
The purpose of the call is to understand the ability of pumpkins to ‘keep’ for as long as possible and to draw some conclusions as to what can be done in the field to optimise the keeping quality of the fruit; and to understand the interaction th...

Deadline

01/08/2014

Funding Body

HDC

Category

Fellowship

Synopsis

AWARD is a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills, through tailored fellowships. AWARD is a catalyst fo...
AWARD is a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills, through tailored fellowships. AWARD is a catalyst for innovations with high potential to contribute to the prosperity and well-being of African smallholder farmers, especially women. AWARD Fellows benefit from two-year fellowships focused on fostering mentoring partnerships, building science skills, and developing leadership capacity. Fellows stay in their institutions, continue their research, and travel to AWARD training courses held in various locations in Africa.
AWARD is a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills, through tailored fellowships. AWARD is a catalyst fo...

Deadline

08/08/2014

Funding Body

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Category

Fellowship

Synopsis

The Valuing Nature programme is a five year interdisciplinary NERC-led research programme in collaboration with ESRC, BBSRC, AHRC and Defra. On behalf of the programme funders, NERC are inviting applications from early-career researchers who wish ...
The Valuing Nature programme is a five year interdisciplinary NERC-led research programme in collaboration with ESRC, BBSRC, AHRC and Defra. On behalf of the programme funders, NERC are inviting applications from early-career researchers who wish to develop their understanding of the challenges identified in Goal 1 by developing their research expertise in a different discipline.
The Valuing Nature programme is a five year interdisciplinary NERC-led research programme in collaboration with ESRC, BBSRC, AHRC and Defra. On behalf of the programme funders, NERC are inviting applications from early-career researchers who wish ...

Deadline

14/08/2014

Funding Body

NERC

Category

Fellowship

Synopsis

The Valuing Nature programme is a five year interdisciplinary NERC-led research programme in collaboration with ESRC, BBSRC, AHRC and Defra. On behalf of the programme funders, NERC are inviting applications from early-career researchers who wish ...
The Valuing Nature programme is a five year interdisciplinary NERC-led research programme in collaboration with ESRC, BBSRC, AHRC and Defra. On behalf of the programme funders, NERC are inviting applications from early-career researchers who wish to develop their understanding of the challenges identified in Goal 1 by developing their research expertise in a different discipline. The fellowships will address the aim of the programme by improving our understanding and questioning of: i. the complexities of the natural environment in valuation analyses; ii. the wider societal and cultural value of ecosystems services; iii. the links between ecosystem stocks and tipping points; iv. how the values of ecosystem services change as tipping points are reached and exceeded; and v. critical levels of natural capital that avoid abrupt and damaging ecosystem change. It is expected that up to three fellowships may be awarded to support environmental researchers to develop social science (including economic) expertise in relation to the goals of the Valuing Nature programme, and for social scientists (including economists) to gain natural science expertise in relation to the goals of the Valuing Nature programme. Funds of up to £900k (80% FEC) are available in support of this call and applications are invited for proposals of a maximum of 36 months duration.  
The Valuing Nature programme is a five year interdisciplinary NERC-led research programme in collaboration with ESRC, BBSRC, AHRC and Defra. On behalf of the programme funders, NERC are inviting applications from early-career researchers who wish ...

Deadline

14/08/2014

Funding Body

NERC

Category

Internship

Synopsis

A 3-month internship opportunity for BBSRC-, NERC- and AHRC-funded PhD students to work in one of a selected group of highly influential science policy organisations. Summary Internship placements provide an opportunity for current...
A 3-month internship opportunity for BBSRC-, NERC- and AHRC-funded PhD students to work in one of a selected group of highly influential science policy organisations. Summary Internship placements provide an opportunity for current BBSRC-, NERC- and AHRC-funded PhD students to work in one of eight host organisations on a policy topic relevant to both the student and the host. The student will be expected to: produce a briefing paper participate in a policy inquiry, and/or organise a policy event Internships are awarded to both parliamentary and non-parliamentary organisations. Information on current host organisations can be found below.
A 3-month internship opportunity for BBSRC-, NERC- and AHRC-funded PhD students to work in one of a selected group of highly influential science policy organisations. Summary Internship placements provide an opportunity for current...

Deadline

18/08/2014

Funding Body

BBSRC
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