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Category

Travel

Synopsis

Funds are available to PHYCONET members who meet the BBSRC eligibility criteria in section 3 of the BBSRC Research Grants guide. Apply for up to £250 for an event in the UK and up to £750 for an international event. Funds can be used to cover trave...
Funds are available to PHYCONET members who meet the BBSRC eligibility criteria in section 3 of the BBSRC Research Grants guide. Apply for up to £250 for an event in the UK and up to £750 for an international event. Funds can be used to cover travel, accommodation expenses and event fee. Members meeting the BBSRC eligibility criteria can apply on behalf of members who do not meet the criteria (e.g. PI on behalf of PDRA). Students are not eligible as stipends contain funds for these activities
Funds are available to PHYCONET members who meet the BBSRC eligibility criteria in section 3 of the BBSRC Research Grants guide. Apply for up to £250 for an event in the UK and up to £750 for an international event. Funds can be used to cover trave...

Deadline

01/08/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Call for tender

Synopsis

The purpose of the call is to undertake a literature review and collect data and grower comment across a broad range of aerial Oomycete pathogens in order to identify where there are gaps in our knowledge, and so direct future research and knowledge ...
The purpose of the call is to undertake a literature review and collect data and grower comment across a broad range of aerial Oomycete pathogens in order to identify where there are gaps in our knowledge, and so direct future research and knowledge exchange work programs. It is expected that the proposed review will bring together details of all previously funded AHDB Horticulture (previously known as HDC) work on aerial Oomycetes, but should also review the most recent scientific literature for each crop/pathogen interaction where this is available.
The purpose of the call is to undertake a literature review and collect data and grower comment across a broad range of aerial Oomycete pathogens in order to identify where there are gaps in our knowledge, and so direct future research and knowledge ...

Deadline

01/08/2015

Funding Body

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest £34m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotec...
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest £34m 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. The IB Catalyst will support research and development for the processing and production of materials, chemicals (including pharmaceutical precursors and biopharmaceuticals) and bioenergy. The biological resources that may be utilised in these processes include tissues, enzymes and genes from organisms that include algae, marine life, fungi, microorganisms and plants.  
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest £34m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotec...

Deadline

05/08/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Investment of up to £34m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. There are five types of award – early stage: translation; early stage: technical feasibility studies; industrial researc...
Investment of up to £34m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. There are five types of award – early stage: translation; early stage: technical feasibility studies; industrial research; late stage: technical 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. Total project sizes can range from up to £250k for feasibility studies to up to £10m for experimental development. The competition opens on 21 May 2015. The deadline for registration is noon on 5 August 2015 and the competition close date is noon on 12 August 2015.
Investment of up to £34m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. There are five types of award – early stage: translation; early stage: technical feasibility studies; industrial researc...

Deadline

05/08/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Budding entrepreneurs are being invited to showcase their ideas for ground-breaking new technologies in a Dragon’s Den-style pitch for their share of £100,000, as part of a new initiative to discover the best innovators in the UK’s agriculture i...
Budding entrepreneurs are being invited to showcase their ideas for ground-breaking new technologies in a Dragon’s Den-style pitch for their share of £100,000, as part of a new initiative to discover the best innovators in the UK’s agriculture industry. Launched by Briefing Media Agriculture, the owners of publications including Farmers Guardian, in conjunction with The Co-operative Food, Agri-Innovation Den gives entrepreneurs with an interest in farming an opportunity to develop their ideas for new technologies and innovations, which will help shape the future of the UK’s agricultural industry. Entries are now open and running until Friday 7th August, and the leading innovators will be shortlisted to pitch to an expert panel on Tuesday 22nd September at Wooten Park, West Midlands. Winners will receive their share of a £100,000 funding pot in exchange for Briefing Media Agriculture retaining a stake in their business.
Budding entrepreneurs are being invited to showcase their ideas for ground-breaking new technologies in a Dragon’s Den-style pitch for their share of £100,000, as part of a new initiative to discover the best innovators in the UK’s agriculture i...

Deadline

07/08/2015

Funding Body

Co-operative Food

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst programme will accelerate commercialisation by supporting the development of new industrial biotechnology products and processes, and enabling their potential scale-up. It will support R&D for the processing ...
The Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst programme will accelerate commercialisation by supporting the development of new industrial biotechnology products and processes, and enabling their potential scale-up. It will support R&D for the processing and production of materials, chemicals and bioenergy through the sustainable exploitation of biological resources. We are particularly encouraging a collaborative approach. There are five types of award – early stage: translation; early stage: technical feasibility studies; industrial research; late stage: technical 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. Total project sizes can range from up to £250k for feasibility studies to up to £10m for experimental development.
The Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst programme will accelerate commercialisation by supporting the development of new industrial biotechnology products and processes, and enabling their potential scale-up. It will support R&D for the processing ...

Deadline

12/08/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

The purpose of this call is to build on the combined strengths of academic research groups within China, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and the UK to work together on collaborative interdisciplinary research that will underpin the long-term susta...
The purpose of this call is to build on the combined strengths of academic research groups within China, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and the UK to work together on collaborative interdisciplinary research that will underpin the long-term sustainable production of rice. Applicants are invited to submit bilateral or multilateral collaborative research proposals comprising eligible researchers from the UK, China, Thailand, the Philippines or Vietnam. All proposals will be required to have a UK Principal Investigator, in addition to a Principal Investigator from one or more of the partner countries. The funders aim to support innovative basic, strategic or applied research that will contribute to and underpin long-term sustainable production of rice, including an understanding that rice production sits alongside the provision of other ecosystem services.
The purpose of this call is to build on the combined strengths of academic research groups within China, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and the UK to work together on collaborative interdisciplinary research that will underpin the long-term susta...

Deadline

13/08/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Fellowship

Synopsis

The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process. Application...
The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process. Applications and supporting documentation (two references, receiving institute acceptance) are only accepted via the online application system. All applications must be started before Monday, 10 August 2015, 14:00 Central European Summer Time. No new applications can be started after that. The deadline for submission of complete applications (including references and receiving institute acceptance) is Friday, 14 August 2015, 14:00 Central European Summer Time.
The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. International exchange is a key feature in the application process. Application...

Deadline

14/08/2015

Funding Body

EMBO
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