Every scientist knows that funding is critical to research.


To guide you through the funding minefield, PlantSci 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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We endeavour to include as many opportunities as we can, but inevitably we might miss some out. It might be useful to have a look at the following pages for more funding calls: Innovate UK, BBSRC, NERC, Horizon 2020 and ERC.  If you know of other opportunities that we should be listed please get in contact.

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

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The objective of technical feasibility studies is to explore the commercial potential of an early-stage innovative idea. All projects must be based on prior underpinning research evidence. Opens: 25 Jun 2015. Registration closes: 13 Jan 2016, 12:00. ...
The objective of technical feasibility studies is to explore the commercial potential of an early-stage innovative idea. All projects must be based on prior underpinning research evidence. Opens: 25 Jun 2015. Registration closes: 13 Jan 2016, 12:00. Competition closes: 20 Jan 2016, 12:00.
The objective of technical feasibility studies is to explore the commercial potential of an early-stage innovative idea. All projects must be based on prior underpinning research evidence. Opens: 25 Jun 2015. Registration closes: 13 Jan 2016, 12:00. ...

Deadline

20/01/2016

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

These experimental development projects will evaluate or trial the commercial potential of an innovative concept in a real-life environment. It is expected that all projects will be based on significant prior research, where the feasibility of the p...
These experimental development projects will evaluate or trial the commercial potential of an innovative concept in a real-life environment. It is expected that all projects will be based on significant prior research, where the feasibility of the project has already been demonstrated. Examples of project work in this late-stage award category may include first tests in a field trial setting to evaluate commercial potential (crop or livestock as appropriate), trialling an innovative concept in the real-life operational environment, investigating product safety and effectiveness, through to the validation of the final product design, and production of final prototype. In some cases they may support early adoption studies. Opens: 25 Jun 2015. Registration closes: 13 Jan 2016, 12:00. Competition closes: 20 Jan 2016, 12:00.
These experimental development projects will evaluate or trial the commercial potential of an innovative concept in a real-life environment. It is expected that all projects will be based on significant prior research, where the feasibility of the p...

Deadline

20/01/2016

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

This award is run jointly with BBSRC and Brazil's São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). The aims are to pump-prime collaborations between scientists in the UK and the São Paulo State, Brazil; to promote the exchange of scientists and access to fa...
This award is run jointly with BBSRC and Brazil's São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). The aims are to pump-prime collaborations between scientists in the UK and the São Paulo State, Brazil; to promote the exchange of scientists and access to facilities and materials; to encourage applications under the RCUK-FAPESP lead agency agreement; and to enhance food security and bioenergy and industrial biotechnology research in the UK and Brazil. Applications can be made at any time at least 12 weeks before the proposed start of the project.
This award is run jointly with BBSRC and Brazil's São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). The aims are to pump-prime collaborations between scientists in the UK and the São Paulo State, Brazil; to promote the exchange of scientists and access to fa...

Deadline

31/12/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Conference hosting

Synopsis

New Phytologist Workshops aim to facilitate advances in plant science by bringing together a small number of scientists (up to 20) who wish to focus and brainstorm a particular topic or issue. The format is intentionally flexible to suit a range of p...
New Phytologist Workshops aim to facilitate advances in plant science by bringing together a small number of scientists (up to 20) who wish to focus and brainstorm a particular topic or issue. The format is intentionally flexible to suit a range of projects, but this might, for example, include a working group that intends to focus on analysing new data or indeed analysing old data in the light of new techniques and planning the way forward. Awards are usually in the region of £5–10k. We welcome workshop proposals throughout the year and we can support workshops scheduled from 2016 onwards.
New Phytologist Workshops aim to facilitate advances in plant science by bringing together a small number of scientists (up to 20) who wish to focus and brainstorm a particular topic or issue. The format is intentionally flexible to suit a range of p...

Deadline

31/12/2015

Funding Body

New Phytologist

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

AHDB is inviting researchers to form collaborative Research Partnerships, and to submit a proposed programme of research that aims to address challenges identified for the UK agricultural and horticultural industries on the call theme “Management o...
AHDB is inviting researchers to form collaborative Research Partnerships, and to submit a proposed programme of research that aims to address challenges identified for the UK agricultural and horticultural industries on the call theme “Management of Rotations, Soil Structure and Water”. The participating divisions are AHDB Potatoes (Lead), AHDB Horticulture, AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds, and AHDB Dairy. This call builds on the existing AHDB Soils and Water programmes and has a potato focus, and seeks to develop the rotational context of the programme. It is anticipated that the research programme takes place over a 5 year period, commencing in spring 2016.
AHDB is inviting researchers to form collaborative Research Partnerships, and to submit a proposed programme of research that aims to address challenges identified for the UK agricultural and horticultural industries on the call theme “Management o...

Deadline

14/12/2015

Funding Body

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Innovate UK and SENAI (the National Service for Industrial Training) of Brazil are to invest up to £3.4 million in collaborative industrial R&D projects that propose new commercial solutions to critical challenges impacting the socio-economic gr...
Innovate UK and SENAI (the National Service for Industrial Training) of Brazil are to invest up to £3.4 million in collaborative industrial R&D projects that propose new commercial solutions to critical challenges impacting the socio-economic growth and development of Brazil in relation to its energy, water, and waste management. This competition will support industrial research projects in energy, water, and waste management that can deliver innovative commercial solutions to the following challenge areas for Brazil.
Innovate UK and SENAI (the National Service for Industrial Training) of Brazil are to invest up to £3.4 million in collaborative industrial R&D projects that propose new commercial solutions to critical challenges impacting the socio-economic gr...

Deadline

07/12/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

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 competition opens on 21 May 2015. The deadline for registration is noon on 25 November 2015 and the competition close date is noon on 2 December 2015. There will be a webinar briefing for this competition on the 28th May.
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

02/12/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK
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