Every scientist knows that funding is critical to research.


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Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

Aim:  To help scientists add an international dimension to their BBSRC funded research by making and establishing new contacts with international counterparts. Funding is available for Short Term Travel Awards, Long Term Travel Awards and Access...
Aim:  To help scientists add an international dimension to their BBSRC funded research by making and establishing new contacts with international counterparts. Funding is available for Short Term Travel Awards, Long Term Travel Awards and Access Awards. Funding is limited to travel and subsistence costs only, and does not usually exceed £5k. 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. Funding is available for Short Term Travel Awards, Long Term Travel Awards and Access...

Deadline

29/02/2016

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

With Our Planet, Our Health, we want to invest in high-quality, transdisciplinary programmes of research that investigate novel aspects of – and build evidence for – how complex changes in our environment affect our health. Supported proposals wi...
With Our Planet, Our Health, we want to invest in high-quality, transdisciplinary programmes of research that investigate novel aspects of – and build evidence for – how complex changes in our environment affect our health. Supported proposals will consider the interplay between different environments (biological, physical, economic, social and natural), drive collaborative research, and ultimately lead to outputs with a significant impact on our health.  We want to establish a limited number of significantly resourced transdisciplinary research programmes, with a focus on our health and wellbeing, that can advance our understanding and our ability to address the challenges associated with the global food system and/or urbanisation.  As a general guide, applicants may apply for up to £2 million a year for up to five years. The engagement of both the public and the private sector is highly encouraged.  Research programmes should have a clearly defined focus and objectives that will be addressed using a range of relevant disciplines and research methodologies. They should go beyond purely descriptive research to work that proposes, and may test, potential solutions. This could take the form of predictive modelling, developing innovative products or processes, policy development, or evaluating specific interventions. The organisational arrangements and leadership of the consortium should be carefully considered.
With Our Planet, Our Health, we want to invest in high-quality, transdisciplinary programmes of research that investigate novel aspects of – and build evidence for – how complex changes in our environment affect our health. Supported proposals wi...

Deadline

29/03/2016

Funding Body

Wellcome Trust

Category

Outreach

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

31/03/2016

Funding Body

Science and Plants for Schools

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The Research, Development and Prototyping Fund, which helps to support the research and development of new product or processes with grants of between £10,000 and £60,000. Following on from a successful Regional Growth Funding bid, our area is bene...
The Research, Development and Prototyping Fund, which helps to support the research and development of new product or processes with grants of between £10,000 and £60,000. Following on from a successful Regional Growth Funding bid, our area is benefiting from millions of pounds worth of funding to support the development of the Agri-Tech industry across our area and beyond to the whole of Norfolk and Suffolk. We have launched the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative to support the development of new and innovative ideas within this important sector. Businesses located within Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Rutland, North Hertfordshire, Uttlesford, Norfolk or Suffolk can apply.
The Research, Development and Prototyping Fund, which helps to support the research and development of new product or processes with grants of between £10,000 and £60,000. Following on from a successful Regional Growth Funding bid, our area is bene...

Deadline

31/03/2016

Funding Body

Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Deadline: monthly (14th of the month). These vouchers (£5K) are intended to help resource small confidence-building measures between an academic partner and an industrial based partner that are likely to lead to outcomes of a longer-term r...
Deadline: monthly (14th of the month). These vouchers (£5K) are intended to help resource small confidence-building measures between an academic partner and an industrial based partner that are likely to lead to outcomes of a longer-term relationship, improved interaction and new research technology transfer projects. Business Interaction Vouchers are available for the lifetime of IBCarb network and members can apply at any time. Applications should be submitted by the 14th of the month in order to be evaluated that month. Proposals submitted after this date will be reviewed the following month.
Deadline: monthly (14th of the month). These vouchers (£5K) are intended to help resource small confidence-building measures between an academic partner and an industrial based partner that are likely to lead to outcomes of a longer-term r...

Deadline

14/09/2016

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The Rainbow Seed Fund is a £24m, early-stage venture capital fund dedicated to kick-starting promising technology companies developed at some of the UK’s largest publicly-funded research facilities, in the rapidly expanding science and technology ...
The Rainbow Seed Fund is a £24m, early-stage venture capital fund dedicated to kick-starting promising technology companies developed at some of the UK’s largest publicly-funded research facilities, in the rapidly expanding science and technology campuses linked to them and in the field of synthetic biology. Created in 2002, the Rainbow Seed Fund is backed by ten UK publicly-funded research organisations and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The Fund holds investments in some of the UK’s most innovative companies in areas as diverse as novel antibiotics, research into Alzheimer’s disease, “green” chemicals and airport security.
The Rainbow Seed Fund is a £24m, early-stage venture capital fund dedicated to kick-starting promising technology companies developed at some of the UK’s largest publicly-funded research facilities, in the rapidly expanding science and technology ...

Deadline

30/09/2016

Funding Body

BIS

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Open for applications at any time. We are supporting the delivery of events to facilitate discussion and improve awareness of knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) of BBSRC-funded research. These events provide an opportunity for research or...
Open for applications at any time. We are supporting the delivery of events to facilitate discussion and improve awareness of knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) of BBSRC-funded research. These events provide an opportunity for research organisations to showcase best practice in KEC and how this leads to economic and societal impact. We will contribute up to £2,000 in grants towards costs of external speakers, room booking, time spent in organising the event and other reasonable costs. The cost of lunch and refreshments will not be covered. This initiative is open to institutes strategically funded by BBSRC and HEIs.
Open for applications at any time. We are supporting the delivery of events to facilitate discussion and improve awareness of knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) of BBSRC-funded research. These events provide an opportunity for research or...

Deadline

31/12/2017

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Training

Synopsis

High Value Chemicals from Plants (HVCfP) has a training fund of £50,000 available to use over the lifetime of the Network. Eligible members can apply for a training bursary which will provide up to £1,000 per person towards the cost of attending a ...
High Value Chemicals from Plants (HVCfP) has a training fund of £50,000 available to use over the lifetime of the Network. Eligible members can apply for a training bursary which will provide up to £1,000 per person towards the cost of attending a training course or visiting another lab to receive or exchange training. HVCfP can also commission customised training where a specific need is identified and requested by members. Applications are particularly encouraged for early stage researchers to focus on career development to strengthen and consolidate future capability to respond to challenges within the area of IB. Applications may be submitted at any time.
High Value Chemicals from Plants (HVCfP) has a training fund of £50,000 available to use over the lifetime of the Network. Eligible members can apply for a training bursary which will provide up to £1,000 per person towards the cost of attending a ...

Deadline

31/12/2017

Funding Body

BBSRC
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