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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Synopsis

In 2013 the HDC commissioned a review: CP 107: A gap analysis of soil management research and knowledge transfer in horticulture to inform future research programmes. Based on the findings, we now seek to develop a Soils Research and Knowledge Tran...
In 2013 the HDC commissioned a review: CP 107: A gap analysis of soil management research and knowledge transfer in horticulture to inform future research programmes. Based on the findings, we now seek to develop a Soils Research and Knowledge Transfer programme for the horticultural industry. Aim:   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 (further information in ‘Topics’ below). The outputs of this programme will be aimed at producing and communicating best practice guidelines to growers for soil management in horticultural crops.
In 2013 the HDC commissioned a review: CP 107: A gap analysis of soil management research and knowledge transfer in horticulture to inform future research programmes. Based on the findings, we now seek to develop a Soils Research and Knowledge Tran...

Deadline

30/11/2014

Funding Body

HDC

Category

Travel

Synopsis

There are four deadlines each year for submission of applications; The last day of February, 31st May, 31st August and 30th November Applications must be received by the deadline between three and six months before the date of the conference or vis...
There are four deadlines each year for submission of applications; The last day of February, 31st May, 31st August and 30th November Applications must be received by the deadline between three and six months before the date of the conference or visit at the latest.  The BSPP Travel Fund is open to members of the Society to assist with expenses for conferences, study tours and visits. Students are particularly encouraged to apply. Awards will be made by a Committee of the Board whose decision shall be final. In judging applications, the Committee will take into consideration the nature of the visit in relation to the work of the applicant and the aims of the Society. All applications will be considered on their merits.  
There are four deadlines each year for submission of applications; The last day of February, 31st May, 31st August and 30th November Applications must be received by the deadline between three and six months before the date of the conference or vis...

Deadline

30/11/2014

Funding Body

British Society for Plant Pathology

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment in developing countries and UK Overseas Territories (OTs). Darwin-funded projects usually aim to help preserve biodiversity and the ...
The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment in developing countries and UK Overseas Territories (OTs). Darwin-funded projects usually aim to help preserve biodiversity and the local community that lives alongside it. Most projects will include one or more of: building environmental knowledge; capacity building; research; and implementing international biodiversity agreements.
The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment in developing countries and UK Overseas Territories (OTs). Darwin-funded projects usually aim to help preserve biodiversity and the ...

Deadline

01/12/2014

Funding Body

Defra

Category

Travel

Synopsis

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to cover the travel and accommodation costs associated with pursuing a field-based genetic research project. The research field should be one from which results would typically be suitable for publication in the ...
Grants of up to £1,500 are available to cover the travel and accommodation costs associated with pursuing a field-based genetic research project. The research field should be one from which results would typically be suitable for publication in the Society's journal Heredity. The scheme is not intended to cover the costs of salaries for those engaged in fieldwork, or to fund attendance at conferences.
Grants of up to £1,500 are available to cover the travel and accommodation costs associated with pursuing a field-based genetic research project. The research field should be one from which results would typically be suitable for publication in the ...

Deadline

01/12/2014

Funding Body

Genetics Society

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Synopsis

Innovate UK, together with BBSRC and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are to invest up to £11M in business projects to improve the resource efficiency and resilience of the food and drink supply chain. We are inviting prop...
Innovate UK, together with BBSRC and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are to invest up to £11M in business projects to improve the resource efficiency and resilience of the food and drink supply chain. We are inviting proposals that have the potential to significantly improve the resource efficiency or resilience of the food and drink supply chain (beyond primary production). Specifically, proposals should address one or more of the following high-level challenges: a reduction in the production of waste in the food and drink supply chain more efficient use of resources such as energy, water and raw materials improvement in productivity of food and drink manufacturing and (re)processing operations improvement in the resilience of the food and drink supply chain by making better use of resources, reducing environmental stresses on food systems and assuring food quality. Full guidance for applicants is provided in the competition brief.
Innovate UK, together with BBSRC and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are to invest up to £11M in business projects to improve the resource efficiency and resilience of the food and drink supply chain. We are inviting prop...

Deadline

03/12/2014

Funding Body

Technology Strategy Board

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

Registration closes: 03 Dec 2014 Deadline: 10 Dec 2014 The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Technology Strategy Board and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest £45m in ...
Registration closes: 03 Dec 2014 Deadline: 10 Dec 2014 The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Technology Strategy Board and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest £45m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. Catalysts provide funding to innovative businesses and researchers working in priority areas with the aim of helping them to quickly turn excellent UK research into new or improved commercial processes and products.
Registration closes: 03 Dec 2014 Deadline: 10 Dec 2014 The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Technology Strategy Board and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest £45m in ...

Deadline

10/12/2014

Funding Body

BBSRC/EPSRC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The aim of the Innovation Projects call is to increase and accelerate the uptake and impact of NERC funded research output by supporting translational and knowledge exchange activity which delivers direct tangible and demonstrable benefits to end use...
The aim of the Innovation Projects call is to increase and accelerate the uptake and impact of NERC funded research output by supporting translational and knowledge exchange activity which delivers direct tangible and demonstrable benefits to end users, particularly businesses.  The call will support projects that are likely to generate little or no commercial return, but which will deliver impact. Activities can include products, models, tools, internships or secondments. Ineligible activities are networks, dissemination websites, events and publications, consultancy, report production, projects focused solely on training, activity between only different sections of the academic research base or between the research base and the general public and commercialisation activities
The aim of the Innovation Projects call is to increase and accelerate the uptake and impact of NERC funded research output by supporting translational and knowledge exchange activity which delivers direct tangible and demonstrable benefits to end use...

Deadline

18/12/2014

Funding Body

NERC

Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

Apply at any time Research Councils UK (RCUK) and FAPESP, the State of Säo Paulo Research Foundation, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support applications that may cut across their national boundaries an...
Apply at any time Research Councils UK (RCUK) and FAPESP, the State of Säo Paulo Research Foundation, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support applications that may cut across their national boundaries and involve international collaborative teams. The MoU provides for a 'Lead Agency Agreement' whereby the relevant UK Research Council will receive and assess collaborative proposals from eligible institutions on behalf of both organisations. FAPESP nominated experts will be involved with the peer review and decision making processes throughout.  
Apply at any time Research Councils UK (RCUK) and FAPESP, the State of Säo Paulo Research Foundation, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support applications that may cut across their national boundaries an...

Deadline

31/12/2014

Funding Body

BBSRC
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