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 aim of the BBSRC NIBB Business Interaction Vouchers scheme is to encourage and support those initial steps towards collaboration between academic partners and industrial partners within the NIBB Networks. It is expected that the vouchers will hel...
The aim of the BBSRC NIBB Business Interaction Vouchers scheme is to encourage and support those initial steps towards collaboration between academic partners and industrial partners within the NIBB Networks. It is expected that the vouchers will help resource small, confidence‐building measures between an academic partner and an industrial based partner with the view that they will deliver more significant future outcomes. These vouchers are worth up to £5000 and awarded to the academic partner. To qualify, both the academic and industry partners have to be members of the P2P Network. Vouchers can be applied for at any time during the lifetime of the Network but we will run a number of assessment rounds with set closing dates. 
The aim of the BBSRC NIBB Business Interaction Vouchers scheme is to encourage and support those initial steps towards collaboration between academic partners and industrial partners within the NIBB Networks. It is expected that the vouchers will hel...

Deadline

30/07/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

BBSRC, NERC and partners in Brazil, China and India are delighted to announce a Newton Fund call for Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen. Applications are invited to enable bilateral research activities in the form of Virtual Joint Centres...
BBSRC, NERC and partners in Brazil, China and India are delighted to announce a Newton Fund call for Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen. Applications are invited to enable bilateral research activities in the form of Virtual Joint Centres with one of Brazil, China or India for up to three years in duration.The purpose of the call is to establish a number of Virtual Joint Centres to explore ways to sustain or improve current levels of crop production with lower energy inputs and reduced environmental impacts. Virtual Joint Centres should enable innovative research which will lead to the production of high yields of crops with lower inputs of nitrogen fertiliser.
BBSRC, NERC and partners in Brazil, China and India are delighted to announce a Newton Fund call for Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen. Applications are invited to enable bilateral research activities in the form of Virtual Joint Centres...

Deadline

22/07/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Innovation vouchers

Synopsis

You can get an Innovation Voucher worth up to £5,000 to pay for an external expert to help your business grow. You can use this expert to get advice on a novel idea or to use design within your business. You can ask them to help you make the most of...
You can get an Innovation Voucher worth up to £5,000 to pay for an external expert to help your business grow. You can use this expert to get advice on a novel idea or to use design within your business. You can ask them to help you make the most of intellectual property (IP). You can also use Innovation Vouchers to buy time and support on specialist equipment or facilities.
You can get an Innovation Voucher worth up to £5,000 to pay for an external expert to help your business grow. You can use this expert to get advice on a novel idea or to use design within your business. You can ask them to help you make the most of...

Deadline

21/07/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

New demand management measures come into effect from the July 2015 closing date. Research organisations must ensure they do not submit more proposals to the round than are permitted. Applicants should leave enough time for their proposal to pass thro...
New demand management measures come into effect from the July 2015 closing date. Research organisations must ensure they do not submit more proposals to the round than are permitted. Applicants should leave enough time for their proposal to pass through their organisation's Je-S submission route before 16:00 on the closing date. Applicants should adhere to the regulations set out in the NERC handbook eg attachments should be of the correct length. Proposals not adhering to the rules will be automatically rejected and will not be returned to applicants for corrections. For joint proposals, if a lead or component misses the 16:00 deadline and is not submitted or any lead or component proposal is rejected for not adhering to the rules, all other proposals linked to the rejected proposal will also be rejected.
New demand management measures come into effect from the July 2015 closing date. Research organisations must ensure they do not submit more proposals to the round than are permitted. Applicants should leave enough time for their proposal to pass thro...

Deadline

21/07/2015

Funding Body

NERC

Category

Travel

Synopsis

The British Council, working with the Higher Education International Unit, have opened a call for proposals for travel grants under the Newton Researcher Links programme, a part of the Newton Fund.  Researchers based in the UK and one of the par...
The British Council, working with the Higher Education International Unit, have opened a call for proposals for travel grants under the Newton Researcher Links programme, a part of the Newton Fund.  Researchers based in the UK and one of the partner countries may apply to spend up to 6 months in a research institution, either in the UK (if researcher is based in a partner country), or one of the partner countries.
The British Council, working with the Higher Education International Unit, have opened a call for proposals for travel grants under the Newton Researcher Links programme, a part of the Newton Fund.  Researchers based in the UK and one of the par...

Deadline

13/07/2015

Funding Body

British Council

Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

The British Council, working with the Higher Education International Unit, have opened a call for proposals for workshop grants under the Newton Researcher Links programme, a part of the Newton Fund.  We are pleased to announce that the Royal So...
The British Council, working with the Higher Education International Unit, have opened a call for proposals for workshop grants under the Newton Researcher Links programme, a part of the Newton Fund.  We are pleased to announce that the Royal Society of Chemistry is also partnering with the British Council to fund successful workshops in some countries.  This element of Newton Researcher Links provides financial support to bring together a UK/partner country bilateral cohort of early career researchers to take part in workshops to: build research capacity in developing economies, build links for future collaboration and enhance the researchers’ career opportunities.  
The British Council, working with the Higher Education International Unit, have opened a call for proposals for workshop grants under the Newton Researcher Links programme, a part of the Newton Fund.  We are pleased to announce that the Royal So...

Deadline

13/07/2015

Funding Body

British Council

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Aim - To review the crop nutrient recommendations outlined in The Fertiliser Manual (RB209), considering existing farm practices and recent research. RB209 sets out guidelines for crop nutrient management for agricultural and horticultural crops...
Aim - To review the crop nutrient recommendations outlined in The Fertiliser Manual (RB209), considering existing farm practices and recent research. RB209 sets out guidelines for crop nutrient management for agricultural and horticultural crops in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The current 8th edition was published by Defra in June 2010 (www.gov.uk). It covers the principles of crop nutrient management, the use of organic materials and crop nutrient requirements for grass and forage, arable and horticultural crops. Since the publication of the 8th edition, UK Government departments and agencies, levy bodies and industry have funded approximately £11 million of research which may be directly relevant to future revisions of RB209. This review will provide the foundation for a future revision of RB209.
Aim - To review the crop nutrient recommendations outlined in The Fertiliser Manual (RB209), considering existing farm practices and recent research. RB209 sets out guidelines for crop nutrient management for agricultural and horticultural crops...

Deadline

01/07/2015

Funding Body

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The aim of this competition is to build a commercial ecosystem to exploit the commercial opportunities of ‘omics (e.g. genomics, proteomics etc.), systems biology and complex biological data streams with a particular focus on bioinformatics and bio...
The aim of this competition is to build a commercial ecosystem to exploit the commercial opportunities of ‘omics (e.g. genomics, proteomics etc.), systems biology and complex biological data streams with a particular focus on bioinformatics and bio-data based business models. The collaborative R&D and feasibility study elements of this competition open on 18 May 2015. The deadline for registration is noon on 24 June 2015. The deadline for completed feasibility study and collaborative R&D applications is noon on 1 July 2015. A briefing event for this competition will be held on 2 June 2015.
The aim of this competition is to build a commercial ecosystem to exploit the commercial opportunities of ‘omics (e.g. genomics, proteomics etc.), systems biology and complex biological data streams with a particular focus on bioinformatics and bio...

Deadline

01/07/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK
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