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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By simply selecting from the options above you’ll be able to find calls and initiatives in a particular area, from a particular funder or in a specific category such as fellowships. You can also search for opportunities by deadline e.g. 1 month from now.

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

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is currently inviting applications for its fourth project competition from Micro Companies, for industry-led collaborative research projects using innovative applications in biotechnology. We re...
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is currently inviting applications for its fourth project competition from Micro Companies, for industry-led collaborative research projects using innovative applications in biotechnology. We request applications from projects with a total value of up to £250,000 that demonstrate a defined market need and commercial opportunity. IBioIC aims to promote collaboration between universities and industry, to drive innovation, find commercial opportunities for new technology and ideas. The IBioIC Exemplar Programme aims to support projects that meet these criteria and that bring biotechnology closer to industrialisation. The Exemplar Programme is available to all companies from large to micro businesses with a sliding scale of IBioIC funding. IBioIC also offer personal one-to-one project consultations to all members to assist in the development of projects.
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is currently inviting applications for its fourth project competition from Micro Companies, for industry-led collaborative research projects using innovative applications in biotechnology. We re...

Deadline

31/08/2015

Funding Body

Scottish Government

Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

The objectives of STSM are: (a) strengthening the existing networks by supporting inter-lab exchange visits of young scientists in/between COST countries; (b)  to establish and foster new collaborations (e.g undertake research, to draft proposal...
The objectives of STSM are: (a) strengthening the existing networks by supporting inter-lab exchange visits of young scientists in/between COST countries; (b)  to establish and foster new collaborations (e.g undertake research, to draft proposals, etc); and (c)  teaching and training of plant phenotyping methods (on a whole plant and molecular level, as well as integrative approaches). Experimental work proposed in the STSM application has to have a clear link to one of the WORKGROUPS of COST FA1306. Proposals might cover analyses in a wide range of plant species and biological questions as related to the applicants scientific background or STSM  project proposals. From a methodological point of view it is requested that experiments in frame of COST FA1306 STSMs comprise  phenomics (WG1),  genomics/transcriptomics/proteomics/metabolomics etc (WG2) and /or integrative studies with a focus on applied end-use (WG3).  In the context of the significance for future bioeconomy, WG3 applications aiming at the association/integration of multiple omics areas (including plant phenotyping) in (crop) plant research are preferred.  
The objectives of STSM are: (a) strengthening the existing networks by supporting inter-lab exchange visits of young scientists in/between COST countries; (b)  to establish and foster new collaborations (e.g undertake research, to draft proposal...

Deadline

31/08/2015

Funding Body

COST

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

Applications are invited for a Rank Prize Nutrition Fund New Lecturer Award in the area of human nutrition or crop science. This grant is available to newly-appointed lecturers, researchers of equivalent status in research institutes, or fellows with...
Applications are invited for a Rank Prize Nutrition Fund New Lecturer Award in the area of human nutrition or crop science. This grant is available to newly-appointed lecturers, researchers of equivalent status in research institutes, or fellows with their own independent support, working in a UK institution. The post must have been started not earlier than calendar year 2013 but allowance will be made for career breaks. The maximum grant will be £20,000 which can be used to fund any aspect of research that will further the applicant’s career.  
Applications are invited for a Rank Prize Nutrition Fund New Lecturer Award in the area of human nutrition or crop science. This grant is available to newly-appointed lecturers, researchers of equivalent status in research institutes, or fellows with...

Deadline

28/08/2015

Funding Body

The Rank Prize Funds

Category

Studentship

Synopsis

KTN is delighted to announce a call for up to 10 Industrial Partnership CASE PhD Studentships for academic year 2016/17. These studentships will be awarded by KTN through a competitive process to projects of relevance to the BBSRC's Strategic Priorit...
KTN is delighted to announce a call for up to 10 Industrial Partnership CASE PhD Studentships for academic year 2016/17. These studentships will be awarded by KTN through a competitive process to projects of relevance to the BBSRC's Strategic Priorities relating to the Animal, Food, Industrial Bioscience or Plant & Crops Sectors. CASE (Co-operative Awards in Science and Engineering) studentships involve post-graduate students studying for a PhD through research with both an academic institution and a commercial company. The student is predominantly based with the academic institution, but the research project is relevant to the needs of the industrial partner. The industrial partner is expected to provide joint supervision of the student, a financial contribution to the project and relevant industrial placement(s) during the four years of the project.
KTN is delighted to announce a call for up to 10 Industrial Partnership CASE PhD Studentships for academic year 2016/17. These studentships will be awarded by KTN through a competitive process to projects of relevance to the BBSRC's Strategic Priorit...

Deadline

21/08/2015

Funding Body

KTN

Category

Studentship

Synopsis

On behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of the UK Government (BIS), the British Council and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) are pleased to offer the DOST-Newton PhD Scholarships.  The aim of the DOST-Newto...
On behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of the UK Government (BIS), the British Council and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) are pleased to offer the DOST-Newton PhD Scholarships.  The aim of the DOST-Newton PhD Scholarship programme is to facilitate the capacity building of individuals, and the building of sustainable, long-lasting links between the UK and the Philippines. This PhD scholarship is being run under the Newton Fund in the Philippines. Through the Newton Fund, the UK will use its strength in research and innovation to promote economic development and social welfare of partner countries.
On behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of the UK Government (BIS), the British Council and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) are pleased to offer the DOST-Newton PhD Scholarships.  The aim of the DOST-Newto...

Deadline

17/08/2015

Funding Body

British Council

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Awards of up to £3,000 to assist with biological research in the Middle and Far East. Established by Mrs Ivy Sleep in fulfilment of the wishes of her daughter, Dr Anne Sleep FLS. Awards of up to £3,000 are made at (odd-numbered) two year intervals,...
Awards of up to £3,000 to assist with biological research in the Middle and Far East. Established by Mrs Ivy Sleep in fulfilment of the wishes of her daughter, Dr Anne Sleep FLS. Awards of up to £3,000 are made at (odd-numbered) two year intervals, to assist one or more scholars to carry out biological research in the Middle or Far East, or similarly for scholars from the Middle or Far East to pursue their own biological research in the UK. Those selected for awards should normally have recently obtained a PhD at a recognised institution and be of the highest academic standing.
Awards of up to £3,000 to assist with biological research in the Middle and Far East. Established by Mrs Ivy Sleep in fulfilment of the wishes of her daughter, Dr Anne Sleep FLS. Awards of up to £3,000 are made at (odd-numbered) two year intervals,...

Deadline

16/08/2015

Funding Body

Linnean Society

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

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
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