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

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The objectives of this research programme for tree fruit pest and disease control are to facilitate effective crop protection programmes using new conventional, biological and environmental controls, alongside monitoring, forecasting and prediction t...
The objectives of this research programme for tree fruit pest and disease control are to facilitate effective crop protection programmes using new conventional, biological and environmental controls, alongside monitoring, forecasting and prediction techniques; and provide support for the HDC applications for Extensions of Approval for Minor Use (EAMU).  
The objectives of this research programme for tree fruit pest and disease control are to facilitate effective crop protection programmes using new conventional, biological and environmental controls, alongside monitoring, forecasting and prediction t...

Deadline

30/09/2014

Funding Body

HDC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The purpose of the call is to further develop viable integrated management of key pests of commercial strawberry crops.

Deadline

30/09/2014

Funding Body

HDC

Category

Travel

Synopsis

The British Council, working with the Higher Education International Unit, have opened a call for proposals for travel grants under the Researcher Links initiative, as part of the Researcher Links - Newton Fund, and separately as Researcher Links. Re...
The British Council, working with the Higher Education International Unit, have opened a call for proposals for travel grants under the Researcher Links initiative, as part of the Researcher Links - Newton Fund, and separately as Researcher Links. Researchers based in the UK and one of the partner countries may apply to spend up to 3-6 months (depends on the host country) in a research institution, either in the UK (if researcher is based in a partner country), or one of the partner countries (if researcher is based in the UK). For further information on the specifics of the call, please read the guidelines document (there is one set of guidelines for both Researcher Links - Newton Fund and Researcher Links partner countries). Partner countries under Researcher Links - Newton Fund: Egypt, Kazakhstan, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam. Partner countries under Researcher Links: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea. Research visits funded by successful travel grant applications must take place before 31 March 2016.
The British Council, working with the Higher Education International Unit, have opened a call for proposals for travel grants under the Researcher Links initiative, as part of the Researcher Links - Newton Fund, and separately as Researcher Links. Re...

Deadline

30/09/2014

Funding Body

British Council

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is currently inviting applications for its second project competition for industry-led collaborative research projects using innovative applications in biotechnology. Funding, up to a value of ...
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is currently inviting applications for its second project competition for industry-led collaborative research projects using innovative applications in biotechnology. Funding, up to a value of £250,000, is available for projects with a defined market need or commercial opportunity.
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is currently inviting applications for its second project competition for industry-led collaborative research projects using innovative applications in biotechnology. Funding, up to a value of ...

Deadline

30/09/2014

Funding Body

Scottish Government

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

Capacity Building projects provide financial support to activities required to build the capacity of EU Member States, including LIFE national or regional contact points, with a view to enabling Member States to participate more effectively in the LI...
Capacity Building projects provide financial support to activities required to build the capacity of EU Member States, including LIFE national or regional contact points, with a view to enabling Member States to participate more effectively in the LIFE Programme.
Capacity Building projects provide financial support to activities required to build the capacity of EU Member States, including LIFE national or regional contact points, with a view to enabling Member States to participate more effectively in the LI...

Deadline

30/09/2014

Funding Body

European Commission

Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

The Sustaining Health initiative seeks to invest in pilot research projects investigating novel aspects of this broad area. Proposals should be designed to open up new research avenues, ultimately leading to work that will have a significant impact o...
The Sustaining Health initiative seeks to invest in pilot research projects investigating novel aspects of this broad area. Proposals should be designed to open up new research avenues, ultimately leading to work that will have a significant impact on human health. As general guidance, awards are of the order of £250,000, exceptionally up to £500,000. Pilot projects may address any aspect of the interplay between health, environment and nutrition but key is a focus on health. Projects are not required to cover issues related to both environment and nutrition. We expect these awards to stimulate collaborations and build capacity for interdisciplinary research. We believe that high-quality research in this area requires the development of new interdisciplinary and cross-sector partnerships, particularly between biomedical (including public health) researchers and those working in social, economic, environmental, climate, engineering, agricultural, development and computer sciences. Our scoping work has highlighted two sub-themes that we have a particular interest in: (1) The health impacts of climate change mitigation and adaptation measures. (2) How to feed 9 billion. Deadline for concept notes: 25 July 2014. Deadline for preliminary applications: 26 September 2014. Deadline for full applications: 14 February 2015.
The Sustaining Health initiative seeks to invest in pilot research projects investigating novel aspects of this broad area. Proposals should be designed to open up new research avenues, ultimately leading to work that will have a significant impact o...

Deadline

26/09/2014

Funding Body

Wellcome Trust

Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

Intention to submit deadline: 30th May 2014. Full application proposal deadline: 24th September 2014. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Research Councils UK (RCUK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Research Coop...
Intention to submit deadline: 30th May 2014. Full application proposal deadline: 24th September 2014. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Research Councils UK (RCUK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Research Cooperation. The MoU provides an overarching framework to encourage collaboration between US and UK research communities and sets out the principles by which jointly supported activities might be developed. The MoU provides for a lead agency arrangement whereby proposal applications may be submitted to either NSF (via FastLane) or one of the UK Research Councils (via Je-S). The NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences (NSF/BIO) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are pleased to announce a pilot program for the NSF/BIO – BBSRC lead agency arrangements under the NSF/RCUK Research Cooperation MoU. The pilot program allows for reciprocal acceptance of peer review through unsolicited mechanisms and its goal is to help reduce some of the current barriers to working internationally.
Intention to submit deadline: 30th May 2014. Full application proposal deadline: 24th September 2014. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Research Councils UK (RCUK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Research Coop...

Deadline

24/09/2014

Funding Body

BBSRC-US NSF/BIO

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The Follow-on funding programme is designed to support the translation of fundamental research funded by us into practical application, including commercialisation. The aim of the programme is to help researchers maximise the societal and economic be...
The Follow-on funding programme is designed to support the translation of fundamental research funded by us into practical application, including commercialisation. The aim of the programme is to help researchers maximise the societal and economic benefits of their research.   This programme is a proof-of-concept model where further work on an idea will take it through to the stage at which the route to application is clear, which may include a spin-out or licensing opportunity. The programme enables activities essential to preparing a robust business plan and secure, where appropriate, further funding and support to progress.
The Follow-on funding programme is designed to support the translation of fundamental research funded by us into practical application, including commercialisation. The aim of the programme is to help researchers maximise the societal and economic be...

Deadline

23/09/2014

Funding Body

BBSRC
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