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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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

Our FLexible Interchange Programme (FLIP) supports the movement of people from one environment to a different one to exchange knowledge/technology/skills, developing bioscience research/researchers and addressing our strategic priorities. FLIP awards...
Our FLexible Interchange Programme (FLIP) supports the movement of people from one environment to a different one to exchange knowledge/technology/skills, developing bioscience research/researchers and addressing our strategic priorities. FLIP awards provide flexible opportunities for individuals ("the interchangers") moving between different organisations, disciplines and sectors at all stages in their career beyond the PhD (or equivalent). Awards typically last up to 24 months, cost up to £150k in total at 80% fEC, be undertaken on a full-time, part-time or intermittent basis, cover a contribution to the salary of the interchangers, reasonable travel and subsistence and costs associated with the interchange.
Our FLexible Interchange Programme (FLIP) supports the movement of people from one environment to a different one to exchange knowledge/technology/skills, developing bioscience research/researchers and addressing our strategic priorities. FLIP awards...

Deadline

15/10/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Training

Synopsis

The BBSRC STARS programme aims to support the development of strategically important and vulnerable research skills and capabilities in the biosciences. Awards are available to develop postgraduate-level training in areas of significant need for clea...
The BBSRC STARS programme aims to support the development of strategically important and vulnerable research skills and capabilities in the biosciences. Awards are available to develop postgraduate-level training in areas of significant need for clearly defined academic and industrial sectors. Up to £250k is available per year to support training activities through the STARS programme. There will be three calls per year. Awards are flexible and may be used to support strategic and vulnerable skills for a short, discrete period or for up to three years of recurrent funding.
The BBSRC STARS programme aims to support the development of strategically important and vulnerable research skills and capabilities in the biosciences. Awards are available to develop postgraduate-level training in areas of significant need for clea...

Deadline

15/10/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Industrial research awards enable applicants to evaluate the technical feasibility of an idea and establish proof-of-concept and potential routes to exploitation. Such proposals will embrace longer-term studies in all relevant disciplines that demons...
Industrial research awards enable applicants to evaluate the technical feasibility of an idea and establish proof-of-concept and potential routes to exploitation. Such proposals will embrace longer-term studies in all relevant disciplines that demonstrate the potential to advance the sustainable intensification of agriculture and have an economic impact. As with feasibility studies, the work included in these projects will be dependent on the proposed application of the technology and the nature of the technological solution. Opens: 25 Jun 2015. Registration closes: 07 Oct 2015, 12:00. Competition closes: 14 Oct 2015, 12:00.
Industrial research awards enable applicants to evaluate the technical feasibility of an idea and establish proof-of-concept and potential routes to exploitation. Such proposals will embrace longer-term studies in all relevant disciplines that demons...

Deadline

14/10/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

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

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

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

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
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