Every scientist knows that funding is critical to research.


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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

Innovate UK and the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) are to invest up to £6 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation across three sectors that underpin future Mexican socio-econ...
Innovate UK and the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) are to invest up to £6 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation across three sectors that underpin future Mexican socio-economic growth: agroindustry, energy and health. The aim of the competition is to bring together companies (small-to-medium-sized companies and/or larger, well established businesses), research organisations, academics and other collaborators from Mexico and the UK for the joint R&D of innovative products, processes or services that meet critical challenges existing within these three sectors. The principal market a project must consider is Mexico. Opens: 25 Jun 2015, 00:00. Registration closes: 07 Oct 2015, 12:00. Competition closes: 14 Oct 2015, 12:00.
Innovate UK and the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) are to invest up to £6 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation across three sectors that underpin future Mexican socio-econ...

Deadline

14/10/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Call for tender

Synopsis

The purpose of this call is to review knowledge of parasitic nematodes of carrots and related crops and identify the type(s) of research which could lead to improvements in their control.

Deadline

07/10/2015

Funding Body

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The BBR Fund was established to tackle a strategic need to provide 'proper support for resources such as databases, genetic resources and culture collections which require long term maintenance and curation'. The design of the BBR Fund was infor...
The BBR Fund was established to tackle a strategic need to provide 'proper support for resources such as databases, genetic resources and culture collections which require long term maintenance and curation'. The design of the BBR Fund was informed by scientific advice obtained from a community consultation, our Strategy Advisory Panels (see 'Exploiting New Ways of Working Strategy Advisory Panel' in related links) and a pilot call for proposals operated during 2006/07. Our Strategic Plan (see related links) has a key priority to 'provide bioinformatics and biological resources required by the UK research community to stay internationally competitive' and the Delivery Plan 2011-15 (see related links) states that we will 'drive bioinformatics underpinning research and innovation' and 'position the UK as a leading nation in data intensive bioscience research'. The current call is the ninth round of BBR funding; grants awarded under previous calls can be viewed using our Portfolio Analyser. Grants are available for up to 5 years to provide high quality, accessible, community resources that meet key UK needs. Applications for biological resources may have a bioinformatics element included (e.g. to facilitate accessibility).
The BBR Fund was established to tackle a strategic need to provide 'proper support for resources such as databases, genetic resources and culture collections which require long term maintenance and curation'. The design of the BBR Fund was infor...

Deadline

07/10/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Innovate UK, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) are to invest up to £14.4 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation in response to Malaysia's ur...
Innovate UK, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) are to invest up to £14.4 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation in response to Malaysia's urbanisation challenges. This competition focuses on finding new commercial solutions to challenges that Malaysia is facing as climate change increasingly impacts upon its cities and its urbanisation trajectory, with the solutions expected to emerge through the translation of existing, excellent research. The aim of the competition is to bring together companies (small-to-medium-sized companies and/or larger businesses), research and technology organisations, academics, public sector bodies and charities from Malaysia and the UK for the joint industrial research to develop innovative products, processes or services that meet critical challenges existing within the following five sectors - health and well-being, improving environmental resilience and energy security, future cities, agritech (used to solve explicit urban food and nutrition issues), digital, innovation and creativity.
Innovate UK, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) are to invest up to £14.4 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation in response to Malaysia's ur...

Deadline

07/10/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Travel

Synopsis

This call is open to all relevant BBSRC-funded researchers. Winners of the competition will be funded to travel to Brussels to present a poster of their research at a BBSRC event on New Techniques for Genetic Crop Improvement, taking place in the par...
This call is open to all relevant BBSRC-funded researchers. Winners of the competition will be funded to travel to Brussels to present a poster of their research at a BBSRC event on New Techniques for Genetic Crop Improvement, taking place in the parliamentary quarter in Brussels on 12 November 2015.
This call is open to all relevant BBSRC-funded researchers. Winners of the competition will be funded to travel to Brussels to present a poster of their research at a BBSRC event on New Techniques for Genetic Crop Improvement, taking place in the par...

Deadline

05/10/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

n collaboration with the Governments of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the World Bank Group (WBG) and Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) are jointly launching a Call for Prop...
n collaboration with the Governments of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the World Bank Group (WBG) and Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) are jointly launching a Call for Proposals for Africa Centers of Excellence (ACEs) for Eastern and Southern Africa. This is part of the preparation for a proposed investment project expecting to be reviewed by the WBG Board in the spring of 2016 – Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project (ACE II). The main objective of this proposed project is to establish and strengthen specialization and collaboration among a network of higher education institutions in the Eastern and Southern Africa region to deliver relevant and quality education and applied research to address key development challenges facing the region. The WBG Board approved a similar project for Western and Central Africa (ACE I) in 2014. Under ACE I, nineteen ACEs were selected from seven participating countries in the region and their implementation is underway.  
n collaboration with the Governments of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the World Bank Group (WBG) and Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) are jointly launching a Call for Prop...

Deadline

02/10/2015

Funding Body

World Bank

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The EPSRC Engineering theme, in partnership with Dstl and the BBSRC, are inviting proposals that explore research in the area of Synthetic Biology applications for Protective Materials. Funds of up to £2.5 million are available. We expect to support...
The EPSRC Engineering theme, in partnership with Dstl and the BBSRC, are inviting proposals that explore research in the area of Synthetic Biology applications for Protective Materials. Funds of up to £2.5 million are available. We expect to support between four and five research projects, up to three years in duration, subject to the quality of the proposals received. Under this partnership, funding is available to support cutting-edge, novel academic research on new applications for Synthetic Biology with regard to protective materials. Proposals will be assessed through external peer review followed by a panel meeting. Applicants must complete the Intent to Submit survey by 28 August 2015; applicants who do not do this will be ineligible for the call.
The EPSRC Engineering theme, in partnership with Dstl and the BBSRC, are inviting proposals that explore research in the area of Synthetic Biology applications for Protective Materials. Funds of up to £2.5 million are available. We expect to support...

Deadline

01/10/2015

Funding Body

EPSRC

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

Grants up to £1500 supporting field work abroad in the earth and life sciences. Grants for field work abroad (away from your usual country of residence) in the earth and life sciences. Grants are generally for sums of less than £1000. Funds are not...
Grants up to £1500 supporting field work abroad in the earth and life sciences. Grants for field work abroad (away from your usual country of residence) in the earth and life sciences. Grants are generally for sums of less than £1000. Funds are not available for further education of any kind, for visits to conferences, for work in institutions or for field work undertaken as part of a dissertation of higher degree. Undergraduate expeditions are also not supported.
Grants up to £1500 supporting field work abroad in the earth and life sciences. Grants for field work abroad (away from your usual country of residence) in the earth and life sciences. Grants are generally for sums of less than £1000. Funds are not...

Deadline

30/09/2015

Funding Body

Linnean Society
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