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.

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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

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
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