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

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 rese...
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). Researchers may apply for two different funding streams which will support research grants and innvovation grants respectively.
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 rese...

Deadline

16/09/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Funding up to £2,000 supporting botanical research on tropical African plants. Established in 1972 to celebrate the work of Dennis Stanfield in Africa. The award is recognised as a mark of real distinction and takes the form of a sum of up to £2,00...
Funding up to £2,000 supporting botanical research on tropical African plants. Established in 1972 to celebrate the work of Dennis Stanfield in Africa. The award is recognised as a mark of real distinction and takes the form of a sum of up to £2,000 to assist persons of scientific merit to undertake botanical research on tropical African plants. Awards are made at (even numbered) two year intervals. The recipients are selected by a Committee appointed by Council, chaired by a Secretary and composed of persons having special knowledge of tropical African botany.
Funding up to £2,000 supporting botanical research on tropical African plants. Established in 1972 to celebrate the work of Dennis Stanfield in Africa. The award is recognised as a mark of real distinction and takes the form of a sum of up to £2,00...

Deadline

16/09/2015

Funding Body

Linnean Society

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

BBSRC NIBB Business Interaction Vouchers (£200K total) and Proof of Concept funds (£800K total) are available for financing research projects. For both BIV and PoC projects, funds will be awarded to an academic institution in the UK and the applica...
BBSRC NIBB Business Interaction Vouchers (£200K total) and Proof of Concept funds (£800K total) are available for financing research projects. For both BIV and PoC projects, funds will be awarded to an academic institution in the UK and the applicant must be a member of PHYCONET. We particularly encourage applications from early-career researchers. The award is £5000 (inclusive of VAT) for 6 month projects. Industrial partner contribution expected to be at least to the value of the voucher as cash or in-kind contribution.
BBSRC NIBB Business Interaction Vouchers (£200K total) and Proof of Concept funds (£800K total) are available for financing research projects. For both BIV and PoC projects, funds will be awarded to an academic institution in the UK and the applica...

Deadline

15/09/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The scope of this call is for the demonstration of the techno-economic viability of transformation of one or multiple lignocellulosic feedstock into one of the following bio-based products/applications; bioethanol targeting a production capacity of a...
The scope of this call is for the demonstration of the techno-economic viability of transformation of one or multiple lignocellulosic feedstock into one of the following bio-based products/applications; bioethanol targeting a production capacity of at least 50,000 ton/year. Proposals should address the valorisation of co-products and show a credible path towards becoming an integrated biorefinery concept by applying a cascading approach OR diols and/or diacids as bio-based chemical building blocks targeting a production capacity of at least 5000 ton/year. Proposals should address their further conversion into sustainable biomaterials within an integrated biorefinery concept applying a cascading approach. Proposals should pursue all possible means of industrial symbiosis and integration of actors along the whole value chain and, wherever possible, make use of existing facilities. Proposals should prove the sustainable and economical access to sufficient raw material to set up the whole value chain, and include activities to ensure the functioning/organisation of a sustainable supply chain. Proposals will assess market demand of the targeted products and will consider market-pull related activities (e.g. standardisation, consumers’ perception) aimed at facilitating their market uptake. Proposals should include a Life Cycle Analysis in order to evaluate the environmental and socio-economic performance of the developed products. Proposals are expected to verify and validate safety, quality and purity of end products to meet commercial requirements. The leading role of relevant industrial partners is considered essential to achieve the full impact. 
The scope of this call is for the demonstration of the techno-economic viability of transformation of one or multiple lignocellulosic feedstock into one of the following bio-based products/applications; bioethanol targeting a production capacity of a...

Deadline

15/09/2015

Funding Body

European Commission

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Grants of up to £2,000 supporting research projects in botany or zoology, by Fellows or Associates of the Society. The Appleyard Fund was established in 1968 from the estate of Percy Appleyard FLS. Currently up to £2,000 is available from which gra...
Grants of up to £2,000 supporting research projects in botany or zoology, by Fellows or Associates of the Society. The Appleyard Fund was established in 1968 from the estate of Percy Appleyard FLS. Currently up to £2,000 is available from which grants are made towards the expenses of research projects in the field of botany or zoology. Fellows and Associates of the Society who are not in full-time employment as biologists can apply. Registered students are not eligible to apply for this award.
Grants of up to £2,000 supporting research projects in botany or zoology, by Fellows or Associates of the Society. The Appleyard Fund was established in 1968 from the estate of Percy Appleyard FLS. Currently up to £2,000 is available from which gra...

Deadline

14/09/2015

Funding Body

Linnean Society

Category

Studentship

Synopsis

AHDB intends to fund around fifteen PhD studentships, starting in 2016, to deliver new experts and science with practical benefits. AHDB provides support to a number of postgraduate students who are engaged on research projects relevant to the a...
AHDB intends to fund around fifteen PhD studentships, starting in 2016, to deliver new experts and science with practical benefits. AHDB provides support to a number of postgraduate students who are engaged on research projects relevant to the agriculture and horticulture sectors which we represent. This invitation is open to all UK universities, colleges and research institutes, although it is expected that organisations will be able to demonstrate a record of excellence in the specific area of research as well as in providing high-quality and well-managed research degree programmes. The aim of this programme is to deliver useable scientific developments that are relevant to industry priorities and help develop the next generation of technical experts for the agriculture and horticulture industries. AHDB recognises that the Research Councils UK levels of funding represent a fair cost for a PhD studentship. Currently this is £23,109 per annum (comprising a stipend of £14,057, indicative fees of £4,052 and experimental costs of £5,000 based on BBSRC awards). It should be noted that not all AHDB divisions can fund at these levels and applicants should check the sector websites for the levels of award available. Applicants are expected to indicate their plans to meet any shortfall between the AHDB award available and these rates.
AHDB intends to fund around fifteen PhD studentships, starting in 2016, to deliver new experts and science with practical benefits. AHDB provides support to a number of postgraduate students who are engaged on research projects relevant to the a...

Deadline

14/09/2015

Funding Body

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The Society provides grants to promote excellent ecological research, help fund training and travel and to communicate the science of ecology as widely as possible. Grants available include research grants up to £20,000, travel and training grants o...
The Society provides grants to promote excellent ecological research, help fund training and travel and to communicate the science of ecology as widely as possible. Grants available include research grants up to £20,000, travel and training grants of up to £1,000, outreach grants up to £2,000 and the Ecologists in Africa grant of £8,000 PLUS up to £2,000 to fund travel. The second funding round of 2015 is now open with a deadline of 5pm (BST), Friday 11 September. Application forms can be found on the relevant grant pages.
The Society provides grants to promote excellent ecological research, help fund training and travel and to communicate the science of ecology as widely as possible. Grants available include research grants up to £20,000, travel and training grants o...

Deadline

11/09/2015

Funding Body

British Ecological Society

Category

Outreach

Synopsis

The British Ecological Society encourages its members and others to promote ecological science to a wide audience. To this end, we offer Outreach Grants of up to £2,000.The Society defines ecology as the scientific study of the distribution, abundan...
The British Ecological Society encourages its members and others to promote ecological science to a wide audience. To this end, we offer Outreach Grants of up to £2,000.The Society defines ecology as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment. It is therefore essential that applications promote and engage the public with the science of ecology. Grants will not be awarded for purely nature conservation purposes or any activity that does not promote the science of ecology. All objectives must be aimed at a non-academic audience and all projects must provide a clear demonstration of direct interaction with the public. To support projects that: Increase public understanding of, and engagement with ecology; Stimulate discussion about ecology and its implications for society; Inspire and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested; Develop skills in communicating the science of ecology.
The British Ecological Society encourages its members and others to promote ecological science to a wide audience. To this end, we offer Outreach Grants of up to £2,000.The Society defines ecology as the scientific study of the distribution, abundan...

Deadline

11/09/2015

Funding Body

British Ecological Society
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