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

Investment of up to £2.3m to establish Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) to improve the competitiveness, resilience and responsiveness of the agri-food supply chain.

Deadline

11/02/2015

Funding Body

Technology Strategy Board

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

04/02/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

The Nexus Network is a three-year initiative to foster debate, innovative research and practical collaborations across the linked ‘nexus’ domains of food, energy, water and the environment. Participation in the network is open to researchers from...
The Nexus Network is a three-year initiative to foster debate, innovative research and practical collaborations across the linked ‘nexus’ domains of food, energy, water and the environment. Participation in the network is open to researchers from all disciplines, and to decision makers in government, business and civil society. The Nexus Network is offering five networking grants of up to £20,000 each to enable researchers to build meaningful inter-disciplinary research collaborations, and to establish connections with relevant societal stakeholders (from civil society, policy and business communities) in order to engage them as knowledge partners in the co-design of research proposals on nexus topics. In the second phase (launching in November 2015), the Nexus Network will offer two grants of up to £150,000 each for inter- and trans-disciplinary research projects on nexus themes.
The Nexus Network is a three-year initiative to foster debate, innovative research and practical collaborations across the linked ‘nexus’ domains of food, energy, water and the environment. Participation in the network is open to researchers from...

Deadline

30/01/2015

Funding Body

ESRC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Smart is a grant scheme which offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and ser...
Smart is a grant scheme which offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services could emerge. The scheme supports SMEs carrying out R&D which offers potentially significant rewards and that could stimulate UK economic growth.
Smart is a grant scheme which offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and ser...

Deadline

29/01/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Outreach

Synopsis

To mark its 50th anniversary in 2015, NERC will be supporting a series of events and activities to engage the public with its research. NERC's Summer of Science will take place across the UK, enabling the public to encounter NERC research in a range ...
To mark its 50th anniversary in 2015, NERC will be supporting a series of events and activities to engage the public with its research. NERC's Summer of Science will take place across the UK, enabling the public to encounter NERC research in a range of venues during the summer months of 2015. Funds are being made available to support, develop and deliver this. The aims for NERC's Summer of Science are to engage the public with research that NERC has funded and to raise the profile of NERC and the science NERC funds.  
To mark its 50th anniversary in 2015, NERC will be supporting a series of events and activities to engage the public with its research. NERC's Summer of Science will take place across the UK, enabling the public to encounter NERC research in a range ...

Deadline

26/01/2015

Funding Body

NERC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2m in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communications.  We are seeking pr...
Innovate UK is to invest up to £2m in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communications.  We are seeking proposals that will kick-start the delivery of genuinely new products and services, with substantial and scalable commercial potential.  The aim of this competition is to ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are equipped to respond to market opportunities across a range of economic sectors.  Projects must be business-led and are open to small or micro companies only, working either singly or in collaboration with one other small or micro company. We expect to fund feasibility studies conducting pre-industrial research, in which a business partner will generally attract up to 75% public funding for their project costs.  We expect projects to last up to four months and total project costs must not exceed £33k.  Registration closes on 14 January  2015 and the deadline for applications is at noon on 21 January 2015. A briefing day for potential applicants will be held in London on 25 November 2014.
Innovate UK is to invest up to £2m in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communications.  We are seeking pr...

Deadline

21/01/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Innovate UK'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 c...
Innovate UK'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, and Intellectual Property advisers.  Innovation Vouchers will be available to businesses that are aiming to work on ideas applicable to one of our priority themes.
Innovate UK'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 c...

Deadline

21/01/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

We are seeking proposals that will kick-start the delivery of genuinely new products and services, with substantial and scalable commercial potential. The aim of this competition is to ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are equipped to ...
We are seeking proposals that will kick-start the delivery of genuinely new products and services, with substantial and scalable commercial potential. The aim of this competition is to ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are equipped to respond to market opportunities across a range of economic sectors. Projects must be business-led and are open to small or micro companies only, working either singly or in collaboration with one other small or micro company. We expect to fund feasibility studies conducting pre-industrial research, in which a business partner will generally attract up to 75% public funding for their project costs. We expect projects to last up to four months and total project costs must not exceed £33k. The deadline for applications is at noon on 21 January 2015. A briefing day for potential applicants will be held in London on 25 November 2014.
We are seeking proposals that will kick-start the delivery of genuinely new products and services, with substantial and scalable commercial potential. The aim of this competition is to ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are equipped to ...

Deadline

21/01/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK
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