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 Agri-Tech Catalyst, run by the Technology Strategy Board and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, offers funding to innovative businesses and researchers to develop solutions to global agricultural challenges.

Deadline

11/06/2014

Funding Body

Technology Strategy Board

Category

Training

Synopsis

The British Council has re-opened the call for workshop proposals under the Researcher Links initiative. We are inviting Leading Researchers to propose themes for bilateral workshops to be held in one of the 18 partner countries (see below), ...
The British Council has re-opened the call for workshop proposals under the Researcher Links initiative. We are inviting Leading Researchers to propose themes for bilateral workshops to be held in one of the 18 partner countries (see below), which will bring together early-career researchers to discuss their research and start to build international relationships. Successful workshops will receive funding, and the applicants (Leading Researchers) will, with the exception of certain countries, be responsible for organising the workshop. Some countries have priority areas, and only themes within these will be considered.
The British Council has re-opened the call for workshop proposals under the Researcher Links initiative. We are inviting Leading Researchers to propose themes for bilateral workshops to be held in one of the 18 partner countries (see below), ...

Deadline

09/06/2014

Funding Body

The British Council

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

This is the eighth call within ERA-Net Bioenergy (ERA-Bioenergy) for research projects addressing Integrated Biorefining.   BBSRC has allocated up to £3M to support this call. Pre-proposal application deadline: 28 April 2014. Full proposal ...
This is the eighth call within ERA-Net Bioenergy (ERA-Bioenergy) for research projects addressing Integrated Biorefining.   BBSRC has allocated up to £3M to support this call. Pre-proposal application deadline: 28 April 2014. Full proposal application deadline: 1 September 2014.
This is the eighth call within ERA-Net Bioenergy (ERA-Bioenergy) for research projects addressing Integrated Biorefining.   BBSRC has allocated up to £3M to support this call. Pre-proposal application deadline: 28 April 2014. Full proposal ...

Deadline

28/05/2014

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Synopsis

This new scheme offers financial support to individuals and organisations, to create and run pilot projects which take science to diverse audiences, and engage them with science in their own communities. The scheme aims to: reach audiences of ...
This new scheme offers financial support to individuals and organisations, to create and run pilot projects which take science to diverse audiences, and engage them with science in their own communities. The scheme aims to: reach audiences of all ages and from all walks of life that are currently under-served by existing activities and inform, inspire and involve them in science investigate and test new methods of engagement and participation. There will be 3 levels of project funding: up to £10,000, up to £20,000 and up to £40,000, depending on the size and difficulty of the project.The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has allocated up to £500,000 to this scheme during the financial year 2014 to 2015, and is expecting to fund between 20 and 25 projects. This will be the only call for this financial year.
This new scheme offers financial support to individuals and organisations, to create and run pilot projects which take science to diverse audiences, and engage them with science in their own communities. The scheme aims to: reach audiences of ...

Deadline

16/05/2014

Funding Body

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Category

Fellowship

Synopsis

Funded by BBSRC and delivered by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Enterprise Fellowships are designed to encourage the development of a new business, building on previously funded BBSRC research, around a technological idea developed by the Fellow ...
Funded by BBSRC and delivered by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Enterprise Fellowships are designed to encourage the development of a new business, building on previously funded BBSRC research, around a technological idea developed by the Fellow (either individually or with others) and within which the Fellow would be expected to play a leading (though not necessarily the leading) role. This award is of particular relevance to individuals and ideas who previously received BBSRC Follow-on Funding (although not exclusively). They provide: A year’s salary to provide time to develop a full business plan and seek investment Access to mentors, business experts and professional advisors Business training to help develop the required skills
Funded by BBSRC and delivered by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Enterprise Fellowships are designed to encourage the development of a new business, building on previously funded BBSRC research, around a technological idea developed by the Fellow ...

Deadline

16/05/2014

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Synopsis

Proposals are invited for the pilot phase of the Strategic Research Impact Scheme (SR-IS), a scheme aimed at research translation, utilisation and informing future strategic research directions to deliver defined and tangible impacts. This pilot cal...
Proposals are invited for the pilot phase of the Strategic Research Impact Scheme (SR-IS), a scheme aimed at research translation, utilisation and informing future strategic research directions to deliver defined and tangible impacts. This pilot call focuses on previously funded active or completed NERC research relevant to the remit of the proposed programme area. Applications should focus on one (or more if appropriate) programme areas and justify why this has been chosen. A full list of past and current NERC programmes is available. The pilot call has four main aims: To strengthen interaction between NERC-funded science and the user community to generate, accelerate and amplify the impact of NERC science in specific strategic research areas; To support strategic-level, cross-project impact activities within a defined area of NERC's strategic research that help enable impact to be achieved in a more effective and timely manner; To increase the number of high quality case studies related to the direct and/or indirect impact of NERC science. To inform the development of a potential on-going strategic research impact funding scheme. The total budget available for this pilot call is £1m for grants of 12-18 months duration.
Proposals are invited for the pilot phase of the Strategic Research Impact Scheme (SR-IS), a scheme aimed at research translation, utilisation and informing future strategic research directions to deliver defined and tangible impacts. This pilot cal...

Deadline

15/05/2014

Funding Body

NERC

Title

Category

Synopsis

The ESPA-2014 Grants call is for 'blue skies' research projects designed to significantly advance global understanding on the way that ecosystem services contribute to poverty alleviation, with specific emphasis on generating new understanding that c...
The ESPA-2014 Grants call is for 'blue skies' research projects designed to significantly advance global understanding on the way that ecosystem services contribute to poverty alleviation, with specific emphasis on generating new understanding that can benefit poor people in low-income countries (LICs). Research funded under ESPA-2014 is expected to inform thinking and practice over, at least, the next decade, representing a step-change in the knowledge and evidence that will underpin future activities in ESPA's sphere of activity. Applications are invited for funding in the range of between £50,000 and £150,000 Full Economic Cost (FEC). This call has been allocated a total available budget of up to £1·5m, which may be revised at the discretion of the Programme Executive Board (PEB). Projects will be funded for a maximum duration of 12 months, with an expected start date between 1 December 2014 and 1 February 2015. Full proposals must be submitted via Je-S by 16:00 GMT+1/UCT+1 on 14 May 2014
The ESPA-2014 Grants call is for 'blue skies' research projects designed to significantly advance global understanding on the way that ecosystem services contribute to poverty alleviation, with specific emphasis on generating new understanding that c...

Deadline

14/05/2014

Funding Body

NERC

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

Registration closes: 07 May 2014 Closes: 14 May 2014 The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Technology Strategy Board and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest £...
Registration closes: 07 May 2014 Closes: 14 May 2014 The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Technology Strategy Board and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest £45m in major integrated research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. Catalysts provide funding to innovative businesses and researchers working in priority areas with the aim of helping them to quickly turn excellent UK research into new or improved commercial processes and products.
Registration closes: 07 May 2014 Closes: 14 May 2014 The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Technology Strategy Board and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest £...

Deadline

14/05/2014

Funding Body

BBSRC/EPSRC
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