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Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

The coordination and cooperation of national/regional research activities in the area of integrated biorefinery concepts will be promoted.  Funding for the call will be provided by the four participating national funding organisations from ...
The coordination and cooperation of national/regional research activities in the area of integrated biorefinery concepts will be promoted.  Funding for the call will be provided by the four participating national funding organisations from Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Biorefining is defined as the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of marketable products (food, feed, materials, chemicals) and energy (fuels, power, heat). An integrated biorefinery concept maximises the overall added value of one plant system by way of fractionation of the raw materials, integration of mass and energy flows and of processes, by (ideally) using all components of a raw material for a range of different products/intermediates, and by working with closed loops. Pre-proposals and full proposals are submitted via the ERA-NET Bioenergy submission website.  Deadline for submitting the pre-proposals: 28 April 2014, 1 pm (CET) Deadline for submitting full proposals: 1 September 2014, 1 pm (CET)  Earliest project start date: Jan/Feb 2015
The coordination and cooperation of national/regional research activities in the area of integrated biorefinery concepts will be promoted.  Funding for the call will be provided by the four participating national funding organisations from ...

Deadline

01/09/2014

Funding Body

Technology Strategy Board

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The purpose of this call is to carry out studies to investigate potential mechanisms for the control of Silver Y moth (Autographa gamma) in Baby leaf crops and other caterpillar species in outdoor lettuce. Damaged caused by the Silver Y and other cat...
The purpose of this call is to carry out studies to investigate potential mechanisms for the control of Silver Y moth (Autographa gamma) in Baby leaf crops and other caterpillar species in outdoor lettuce. Damaged caused by the Silver Y and other caterpillar species can result in unacceptable leaf damage in outdoor baby leaf and lettuce crops where there is zero tolerance for either the presence of, or visible damage from, these pests. Loss of active ingredients have left the industry with a limited list of insecticides which are not effective and all have long harvest intervals. This is resulting in poor control of these pests in UK crops. The Baby Leaf Growers Association (BLGA) and the British Leafy Salad Association (BLSA) wish to commission a project which will investigate the efficacy of a range of control treatments for this economically damaging crop problem.
The purpose of this call is to carry out studies to investigate potential mechanisms for the control of Silver Y moth (Autographa gamma) in Baby leaf crops and other caterpillar species in outdoor lettuce. Damaged caused by the Silver Y and other cat...

Deadline

01/09/2014

Funding Body

HDC

Category

Responsive mode

Synopsis

Support for development of novel tools, methods and technologies in biosciences. Our Tools and Resources Development Fund (TRDF) aims to pump prime the next generation of tools, technologies and resources that will be required by bioscience research...
Support for development of novel tools, methods and technologies in biosciences. Our Tools and Resources Development Fund (TRDF) aims to pump prime the next generation of tools, technologies and resources that will be required by bioscience researchers in scientific areas within our remit. It is anticipated that successful grants will not exceed £150k (£187k FEC) (ref 1) and a fast-track, light touch peer review process will operate to enable researchers to respond rapidly to emerging challenges and opportunities.
Support for development of novel tools, methods and technologies in biosciences. Our Tools and Resources Development Fund (TRDF) aims to pump prime the next generation of tools, technologies and resources that will be required by bioscience research...

Deadline

03/09/2014

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Studentship

Synopsis

The Knowledge Transfer Network has secured ten CASE studentships to start in the 2015/16 academic year, which will be allocated out to projects in key agri-food and bioscience sectors (Animal Bioscience, Food, Industrial Bioscience or Plants & Cr...
The Knowledge Transfer Network has secured ten CASE studentships to start in the 2015/16 academic year, which will be allocated out to projects in key agri-food and bioscience sectors (Animal Bioscience, Food, Industrial Bioscience or Plants & Crops). The competition scope encompasses any original research project in bioscience relevant to the BBSRC's strategic priorities.
The Knowledge Transfer Network has secured ten CASE studentships to start in the 2015/16 academic year, which will be allocated out to projects in key agri-food and bioscience sectors (Animal Bioscience, Food, Industrial Bioscience or Plants & Cr...

Deadline

04/09/2014

Funding Body

Technology Strategy Board

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks proposals for agricultural research with the potential to increase the sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries. Sustainable productivity includes tackling the underlying...
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks proposals for agricultural research with the potential to increase the sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries. Sustainable productivity includes tackling the underlying social and economic determinants of productivity, such as gender equity, environmental issues, and healthy, diverse diets.  With this call, we are looking for projects led by MSc and PhD scientists at national agricultural research institutions and universities in sub-Saharan Africa, working in collaboration with other researchers internationally (either within Africa or beyond the continent).  The 2014 PEARL call is restricted to proposals relevant to staple crops grown in Africa (please note we hope to offer future competitive opportunities for livestock research, but livestock-related proposals will not be considered in the current call).
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks proposals for agricultural research with the potential to increase the sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries. Sustainable productivity includes tackling the underlying...

Deadline

07/09/2014

Funding Body

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

These grants support scientific ecological research where there are limited alternative sources of funding. Small projects can be awarded up to £5,000 and early career ecologists can apply for funding up to £20,000.

Deadline

08/09/2014

Funding Body

British Ecological Society

Category

Travel

Synopsis

This grant is to support the training and development of students and postgraduate research assistants (RAs) or their equivalent. Grants of up to £1,000 are available. It aims to help PhD students and postgraduate research assistants (RAs) or their...
This grant is to support the training and development of students and postgraduate research assistants (RAs) or their equivalent. Grants of up to £1,000 are available. It aims to help PhD students and postgraduate research assistants (RAs) or their equivalents to  meet the costs of specialist field training courses, and network and publicise their research by presenting their work at workshops and conferences.
This grant is to support the training and development of students and postgraduate research assistants (RAs) or their equivalent. Grants of up to £1,000 are available. It aims to help PhD students and postgraduate research assistants (RAs) or their...

Deadline

08/09/2014

Funding Body

British Ecological Society

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The purpose of this call is to deliver new knowledge and practical advice for UK levy-payers on how to monitor and tailor nutrient management programmes, and match nutrients more closely to crop requirements for outdoor and protected production syste...
The purpose of this call is to deliver new knowledge and practical advice for UK levy-payers on how to monitor and tailor nutrient management programmes, and match nutrients more closely to crop requirements for outdoor and protected production systems.
The purpose of this call is to deliver new knowledge and practical advice for UK levy-payers on how to monitor and tailor nutrient management programmes, and match nutrients more closely to crop requirements for outdoor and protected production syste...

Deadline

08/09/2014

Funding Body

HDC
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