Every scientist knows that funding is critical to research.


To guide you through the funding minefield, Plant Science 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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Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

Together with NERC's industry-academic Collaborative Programmes of Research, BBSRC is providing platforms for a Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellow to bring tangible benefits to business performance through sustained knowledge exchange and effective resea...
Together with NERC's industry-academic Collaborative Programmes of Research, BBSRC is providing platforms for a Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellow to bring tangible benefits to business performance through sustained knowledge exchange and effective research translation.    With a primary focus on Horticulture and Potato Initiative (HAPI), but also looking across the industry-academic collaborative programme portfolio, the KE Fellow is to work with the Horticulture Innovation Partnership (HIP2) to develop and implement strategies to develop a thriving, interdisciplinary scientific community, working with business and undertaking research translation within and at the interface of the biosciences and environmental sciences; and drive innovation to realise the full potential of research outputs to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.
Together with NERC's industry-academic Collaborative Programmes of Research, BBSRC is providing platforms for a Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellow to bring tangible benefits to business performance through sustained knowledge exchange and effective resea...

Deadline

06/05/2014

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Synopsis

Deadline: 1st May, 4pm DTPs provide PhD training in research areas relevant to our remit and strategic priority areas. They also provide a breadth of professional development training opportunities to enhance students' capability and devel...
Deadline: 1st May, 4pm DTPs provide PhD training in research areas relevant to our remit and strategic priority areas. They also provide a breadth of professional development training opportunities to enhance students' capability and develop the world-class, highly skilled workforce the UK needs for its future. Building on the success of the first call, we invite institutions or multi-institution collaborations to apply to the second call.  
Deadline: 1st May, 4pm DTPs provide PhD training in research areas relevant to our remit and strategic priority areas. They also provide a breadth of professional development training opportunities to enhance students' capability and devel...

Deadline

01/05/2014

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Synopsis

Deadline: 30th April The SCI Scholars fund established in 1920 was endowed by the bequests of Rudolph Messel (more information) and John Gray, former presidents and founding members of SCI. If you are a PhD student approaching the 2nd year of your ...
Deadline: 30th April The SCI Scholars fund established in 1920 was endowed by the bequests of Rudolph Messel (more information) and John Gray, former presidents and founding members of SCI. If you are a PhD student approaching the 2nd year of your research degree, you are eligible to compete for an SCI Scholarship worth £5,000 over two years to help support your studies. Applications are invited from across the scientific and engineering spectrum, from industrial biotechnology to food science, chemical engineering to horticulture, environmental sciences to polymers, and drug discovery to cement science.
Deadline: 30th April The SCI Scholars fund established in 1920 was endowed by the bequests of Rudolph Messel (more information) and John Gray, former presidents and founding members of SCI. If you are a PhD student approaching the 2nd year of your ...

Deadline

30/04/2014

Funding Body

Society of Chemical Industry

Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

LINK applications involve collaborative research with at least one company and one science-base partner (projects with SMEs are particularly favoured) where at least 50% of the full economic cost of the project comes from industry. Applications shoul...
LINK applications involve collaborative research with at least one company and one science-base partner (projects with SMEs are particularly favoured) where at least 50% of the full economic cost of the project comes from industry. Applications should be for pre-competitive research that would not be undertaken in this form without LINK support.
LINK applications involve collaborative research with at least one company and one science-base partner (projects with SMEs are particularly favoured) where at least 50% of the full economic cost of the project comes from industry. Applications shoul...

Deadline

29/04/2014

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

Science-led, responsive mode grants where an industrial partner contributes in cash at least 10% of the full economic cost of the project. Additional in-kind contributions from industry are welcome but they neither count against the industry contribu...
Science-led, responsive mode grants where an industrial partner contributes in cash at least 10% of the full economic cost of the project. Additional in-kind contributions from industry are welcome but they neither count against the industry contribution nor the total cost of the project.
Science-led, responsive mode grants where an industrial partner contributes in cash at least 10% of the full economic cost of the project. Additional in-kind contributions from industry are welcome but they neither count against the industry contribu...

Deadline

29/04/2014

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

Research Councils UK (RCUK) and FAPESP, the State of Säo Paulo Research Foundation, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support applications that may cut across their national boundaries and involve internationa...
Research Councils UK (RCUK) and FAPESP, the State of Säo Paulo Research Foundation, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support applications that may cut across their national boundaries and involve international collaborative teams.  Collaborative research proposals may be submitted in any area of science that is within the remit of both BBSRC and FAPESP.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) and FAPESP, the State of Säo Paulo Research Foundation, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support applications that may cut across their national boundaries and involve internationa...

Deadline

29/04/2014

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Synopsis

The Technology Strategy Board's national Innovation Voucher scheme is designed to help businesses gain the knowledge they need to innovate and grow.  An Innovation Voucher can help your business to work with an external expert for the first ...
The Technology Strategy Board's national Innovation Voucher scheme is designed to help businesses gain the knowledge they need to innovate and grow.  An Innovation Voucher can help your business to work with an external expert for the first time by paying towards the cost of their services. We are providing Innovation Vouchers for start-up, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to work with ‘knowledge suppliers' such as:  universities and further education colleges;  research and technology organisations; technical consultancies; Catapult centres; design advisers; Intellectual Property advisers. Innovation Vouchers will be available to businesses that are aiming to work on ideas applicable to one of our priority themes.  
The Technology Strategy Board's national Innovation Voucher scheme is designed to help businesses gain the knowledge they need to innovate and grow.  An Innovation Voucher can help your business to work with an external expert for the first ...

Deadline

29/04/2014

Funding Body

The Technology Strategy Board

Category

Synopsis

This scheme is for scientists in the UK who want to refurbish or renovate their research laboratories.   It aims to improve the existing physical infrastructure in UK universities to promote high quality scientific research. Funding for each r...
This scheme is for scientists in the UK who want to refurbish or renovate their research laboratories.   It aims to improve the existing physical infrastructure in UK universities to promote high quality scientific research. Funding for each round supports a particular subject area. The present focus is on "omic" technologies, which can be interpreted widely to include, but is not limited to: genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics or metabolomics, which can have biological or medical applications. The scheme is generously supported by the Wolfson Foundation. Eligibility requirements The applicant must: have a PhD have a permanent (not fixed term) post in a UK university be working in the particular subject area The laboratory must be owned or leased by the university and should be used primarily for research, which may include postgraduate research education. Each university can submit more than one application but only one application per department is allowed.  Please note that this scheme is not intended for the construction of new buildings. Applicants should ensure that they meet all the eligibility requirements, which are explained in the scheme notes (PDF). Value and tenure The scheme provides a grant of up to £250,000 which covers refurbishment and infrastructure costs, can include start-up research equipment up to a maximum of £50,000. Please note that there will be no funding for VAT or any other fees. Awards may be held for a maximum of 2 years. Application process Applications are initially reviewed by the Royal Society Wolfson Laboratory Grants panel and then shortlisted. The applications are reviewed by two independent referees suggested by the panel members. The selection panel then meets to consider each nomination taking into account the independent references.  Finally, the recommendations are sent to the Wolfson Foundation for approval, after which the applicants are notified of the result.
This scheme is for scientists in the UK who want to refurbish or renovate their research laboratories.   It aims to improve the existing physical infrastructure in UK universities to promote high quality scientific research. Funding for each r...

Deadline

17/04/2014

Funding Body

Royal Society
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