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.

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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

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

BBSRC, together with the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), have launched a joint funding call in the strategic priority area of Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (IBBE). We aim to advance the excellent scientific relationshi...
BBSRC, together with the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), have launched a joint funding call in the strategic priority area of Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (IBBE). We aim to advance the excellent scientific relationships developed between UK and Brazilian scientists and encourage new partnerships to develop integrated biorefinery approaches for the manufacture of advanced biofuels, producing industrially relevant scientific outputs which can be taken up by a global industry. Joint UK-Brazil projects of significant scale, and up to 5 years duration, are encouraged to address challenges such as; Enzyme design and development; Control and/or optimization feedstock attributes; Development of novel high-yielding fermentative organisms.
BBSRC, together with the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), have launched a joint funding call in the strategic priority area of Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (IBBE). We aim to advance the excellent scientific relationshi...

Deadline

19/11/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Responsive mode

Synopsis

ERC Starting Grants aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. The scheme targets promising researchers who have the proven potential of beco...
ERC Starting Grants aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. The scheme targets promising researchers who have the proven potential of becoming independent research leaders. It will support the creation of excellent new research teams.
ERC Starting Grants aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. The scheme targets promising researchers who have the proven potential of beco...

Deadline

17/11/2015

Funding Body

ERC

Category

Responsive mode

Synopsis

ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support researchers at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or programme. The scheme will strengthen independent and excellent new individual research teams that have be...
ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support researchers at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or programme. The scheme will strengthen independent and excellent new individual research teams that have been recently created.
ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support researchers at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or programme. The scheme will strengthen independent and excellent new individual research teams that have be...

Deadline

17/11/2015

Funding Body

ERC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

"Proof of Concept" is a funding scheme open to researchers who have already been awarded an ERC grant. Its purpose is to help ERC grantees explore the innovation potential of their research or support commercialisation of the results of their ERC-fun...
"Proof of Concept" is a funding scheme open to researchers who have already been awarded an ERC grant. Its purpose is to help ERC grantees explore the innovation potential of their research or support commercialisation of the results of their ERC-funded research.
"Proof of Concept" is a funding scheme open to researchers who have already been awarded an ERC grant. Its purpose is to help ERC grantees explore the innovation potential of their research or support commercialisation of the results of their ERC-fun...

Deadline

17/11/2015

Funding Body

ERC

Category

Responsive mode

Synopsis

ERC Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains.  The ERC Advanced Gran...
ERC Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains.  The ERC Advanced Grant funding targets researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right.
ERC Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains.  The ERC Advanced Gran...

Deadline

17/11/2015

Funding Body

ERC

Category

Fellowship

Synopsis

Offering up to £50,000 over three to twenty-four months for experienced researchers to conduct a programme of research in any discipline.  Research Fellowships are open to experienced researchers, particularly those who are or have been prevent...
Offering up to £50,000 over three to twenty-four months for experienced researchers to conduct a programme of research in any discipline.  Research Fellowships are open to experienced researchers, particularly those who are or have been prevented by routine duties from completing a programme of original research. Awards are not limited to those holding appointments in higher education.
Offering up to £50,000 over three to twenty-four months for experienced researchers to conduct a programme of research in any discipline.  Research Fellowships are open to experienced researchers, particularly those who are or have been prevent...

Deadline

12/11/2015

Funding Body

Leverhulme Trust

Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

Enabling established researchers based at a UK higher education institution to spend a period of time in overseas research centres, to develop new knowledge, skills and ideas. Up to £40,000 is available for a period of three to twelve months. Eligib...
Enabling established researchers based at a UK higher education institution to spend a period of time in overseas research centres, to develop new knowledge, skills and ideas. Up to £40,000 is available for a period of three to twelve months. Eligible costs include: reasonable replacement cover whilst the Fellow is overseas; travel to and within the overseas country or countries; a maintenance grant to meet the increased expense of living overseas; and essential research costs.
Enabling established researchers based at a UK higher education institution to spend a period of time in overseas research centres, to develop new knowledge, skills and ideas. Up to £40,000 is available for a period of three to twelve months. Eligib...

Deadline

12/11/2015

Funding Body

Leverhulme Trust

Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

BBSRC, in partnership with NERC, seeks to fund a community-led network to encourage and facilitate high-quality systems-oriented research relevant to the sustainable intensification (SI) of agriculture, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary, interdis...
BBSRC, in partnership with NERC, seeks to fund a community-led network to encourage and facilitate high-quality systems-oriented research relevant to the sustainable intensification (SI) of agriculture, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches.  For this purpose, the aim of SI is defined as the combination of enhanced yields with improved resource use efficiency and better environmental (and social and economic) outcomes, while balancing production with long-term maintenance of the natural capital on which it and other ecosystem services depend (not just “growing more with less”).  Funding of up to £80k per annum is available for up to three years (see below for details of the specific FEC arrangements that will apply for this purpose). For a community network of this kind, we would not expect to receive more than one application.
BBSRC, in partnership with NERC, seeks to fund a community-led network to encourage and facilitate high-quality systems-oriented research relevant to the sustainable intensification (SI) of agriculture, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary, interdis...

Deadline

12/11/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC
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