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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By simply selecting from the options above you’ll be able to find calls and initiatives in a particular area, from a particular funder or in a specific category such as fellowships. You can also search for opportunities by deadline e.g. 1 month from now.

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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

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

24/09/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

Research Councils UK (RCUK) and FAPESP, the State of Säo Paulo Research Foundation, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support applications that may cut across their national boundaries and involve internationa...
Research Councils UK (RCUK) and FAPESP, the State of Säo Paulo Research Foundation, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support applications that may cut across their national boundaries and involve international collaborative teams. Collaborative research proposals may be submitted in any area of science that is within the remit of both BBSRC and FAPESP. Deadlines are the same as for standard responsive mode proposals.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) and FAPESP, the State of Säo Paulo Research Foundation, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support applications that may cut across their national boundaries and involve internationa...

Deadline

23/09/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

LINK applications involve collaborative research with at least one company and one science-base partner (projects with SMEs are particularly favoured) where at least 50% of the full project cost comes from industry (see FAQs for detailed information ...
LINK applications involve collaborative research with at least one company and one science-base partner (projects with SMEs are particularly favoured) where at least 50% of the full project cost comes from industry (see FAQs for detailed information and example calculations). Applications should be for pre-competitive research that would not be undertaken in this form without LINK support.
LINK applications involve collaborative research with at least one company and one science-base partner (projects with SMEs are particularly favoured) where at least 50% of the full project cost comes from industry (see FAQs for detailed information ...

Deadline

23/09/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Science-led, responsive mode grants where an industrial partner contributes in cash at least 10% of the full economic cost of the project. Additional in-kind contributions from industry are welcome but they neither count against the industry contribu...
Science-led, responsive mode grants where an industrial partner contributes in cash at least 10% of the full economic cost of the project. Additional in-kind contributions from industry are welcome but they neither count against the industry contribution nor the total cost of the project. (See FAQs for example calculations.) Applications are assessed by our Research Committees, alongside standard applications, using the same criteria. IPA projects are normally funded in preference to standard grants of equivalent scientific merit.
Science-led, responsive mode grants where an industrial partner contributes in cash at least 10% of the full economic cost of the project. Additional in-kind contributions from industry are welcome but they neither count against the industry contribu...

Deadline

23/09/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

If you are a small company in need of public funding for your innovative idea, participation in a Eurostars project can bring you a passport to growth, further innovation, an opening to new global markets and even greater business success. Eurostars ...
If you are a small company in need of public funding for your innovative idea, participation in a Eurostars project can bring you a passport to growth, further innovation, an opening to new global markets and even greater business success. Eurostars is the only European funding programme to be specifically dedicated to support R&D-performing SMEs in their innovative R&D projects. With its bottom-up approach, it stimulates international collaborative research and innovation projects that will be rapidly commercialised. A Eurostars project must have a civilian purpose and be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service.
If you are a small company in need of public funding for your innovative idea, participation in a Eurostars project can bring you a passport to growth, further innovation, an opening to new global markets and even greater business success. Eurostars ...

Deadline

17/09/2015

Funding Body

European Commission

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The focus of this programme is on protected edible and protected and outdoor ornamental crops, with cut flower crops currently outside of this scope. The programme will include initial and ongoing scoping work to define and agree work packages but o...
The focus of this programme is on protected edible and protected and outdoor ornamental crops, with cut flower crops currently outside of this scope. The programme will include initial and ongoing scoping work to define and agree work packages but overall must achieve improvements in the performance of biopesticide products at the commercial crop production level. These improvements are expected to result from improved understanding and implementation of product management. Underpinning work on a smaller scale may be included where necessary but this must be informed by knowledge already held by commercial product suppliers and avoid duplication of effort.
The focus of this programme is on protected edible and protected and outdoor ornamental crops, with cut flower crops currently outside of this scope. The programme will include initial and ongoing scoping work to define and agree work packages but o...

Deadline

17/09/2015

Funding Body

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

MRC, in partnership with BBSRC carried out an independent, expert review of vaccines research in 2014 and BBSRC also reviewed its veterinary vaccinology portfolio. These reviews highlighted the need for continued investment in basic science underpinn...
MRC, in partnership with BBSRC carried out an independent, expert review of vaccines research in 2014 and BBSRC also reviewed its veterinary vaccinology portfolio. These reviews highlighted the need for continued investment in basic science underpinning vaccinology and for further development of novel tools and technologies to meet the needs for new vaccines. Vaccine research to - develop tools and technologies for vaccine development, identify new antigens for specific diseases, take new vaccines through all stages of clinical development for human disease, and up to pre-clinical for animal diseases, forms a key part of BBSRC’s and MRC’s portfolios. Complementary to this, manufacturing research, including the development of new biomanufacturing processes, forms a key part of the EPSRC Manufacturing the Future portfolio.
MRC, in partnership with BBSRC carried out an independent, expert review of vaccines research in 2014 and BBSRC also reviewed its veterinary vaccinology portfolio. These reviews highlighted the need for continued investment in basic science underpinn...

Deadline

17/09/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

BBSRC, NERC and ESRC invite proposals for both research and research translation projects to the second call of the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club. Approximately £5M of funding is available for this call, divided between: res...
BBSRC, NERC and ESRC invite proposals for both research and research translation projects to the second call of the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club. Approximately £5M of funding is available for this call, divided between: research grants (£3.5M) and research translation grants (£1.5M). Applications must fit with the first key challenge of SARIC (predictive capabilities for sustainable agriculture). Applications must fall at the interface or within the remit of BBSRC, NERC and ESRC. It is likely that the aims of this Club can best be achieved by an interdisciplinary approach. Therefore, we particularly encourage collaborative applications which bring together groups with relevant expertise or experience to move research closer. Research projects are typically 3-4 years in duration, but projects up to 5 years will be considered. Research translation projects will typically be 1-2 years in duration, but projects up to 3 years will be considered.
BBSRC, NERC and ESRC invite proposals for both research and research translation projects to the second call of the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club. Approximately £5M of funding is available for this call, divided between: res...

Deadline

16/09/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC
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