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

Prizes

Synopsis

The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) is a charitable trust whose primary purpose is to support innovation and knowledge transfer to the agricultural industry. We do that primarily through organising what is commonly regarded as the leading annual conf...
The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) is a charitable trust whose primary purpose is to support innovation and knowledge transfer to the agricultural industry. We do that primarily through organising what is commonly regarded as the leading annual conference for agriculturalists in the UK, attracting top quality speakers from politics, academia, the farming community and the global food industry. To further develop the OFC’s charitable purpose, the annual ‘Practice with Science’ award in conjunction with the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE). The award recognises applied scientific work or inventions that have resulted in particular benefits to the agricultural industry. The aim is to encourage new thinking and innovation that results in practical advances or improvements in technical and economic efficiency, and the award is open to both individual researchers and businesses or institutions that commissioned the research.
The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) is a charitable trust whose primary purpose is to support innovation and knowledge transfer to the agricultural industry. We do that primarily through organising what is commonly regarded as the leading annual conf...

Deadline

11/09/2015

Funding Body

Royal Agricultural Society of England

Category

Fellowship

Synopsis

Proposals for European Fellowships involve a single host organisation (future beneficiary) established in a MS or AC. The project proposals are submitted by this host organisation, which is represented by the supervisor, in liaison with the researche...
Proposals for European Fellowships involve a single host organisation (future beneficiary) established in a MS or AC. The project proposals are submitted by this host organisation, which is represented by the supervisor, in liaison with the researcher. For European Fellowships the applicants can submit their proposals as Standard EF to one of the 8 main evaluation panels[1] or to one of the 2 multidisciplinary panels: Career Restart Panel (CAR) and Reintegration Panel (RI). The CAR panel provides financial support to individual researchers who want to resume research in Europe after a career break, while the RI panel is dedicated to researchers who want to return to Europe to reintegrate in a longer term research position. [1] Chemistry (CHE), Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC), Economic Sciences (ECO), Information Science and Engineering (ENG), Environment and Geosciences (ENV), Life Sciences (LIF), Mathematics (MAT), Physics (PHY).
Proposals for European Fellowships involve a single host organisation (future beneficiary) established in a MS or AC. The project proposals are submitted by this host organisation, which is represented by the supervisor, in liaison with the researche...

Deadline

10/09/2015

Funding Body

European Commission

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

A number of Grand Challenges will form topics for challenge workshops in the form of creativity sandpits. Applicants (up to 40 participants) will be asked to describe what they can bring to the workshop and to show evidence of their willingness and e...
A number of Grand Challenges will form topics for challenge workshops in the form of creativity sandpits. Applicants (up to 40 participants) will be asked to describe what they can bring to the workshop and to show evidence of their willingness and experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. The network will offer up to £50k of pump-priming funds to multi-disciplinary teams that come up with new innovative ideas for tackling the challenge area.  The next call is for “Valorisation of lignocellulosic polysaccharides”. The aim of this workshop is to explore the potential for creating value from the polysaccharides of woody plant biomass. The workshop aims to bring together participants from industry and academia to explore ways in which valuable new polysaccharide derived products may be produced. Team up with partners from complimentary industries and leading researchers from academia to develop ideas for innovative processing routes. Attendees will be encouraged to apply for up to £50,000 in proof of concept funding to explore ideas originating in the workshop.
A number of Grand Challenges will form topics for challenge workshops in the form of creativity sandpits. Applicants (up to 40 participants) will be asked to describe what they can bring to the workshop and to show evidence of their willingness and e...

Deadline

09/09/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

High Value Chemicals from Plants (HVCfP) has a fund of £800,000 for proof of concept research and we have now awarded £270,473 of this fund. Funds are open to Network members who are eligible to receive BBSRC funding. HVCfP aims to encourage novel,...
High Value Chemicals from Plants (HVCfP) has a fund of £800,000 for proof of concept research and we have now awarded £270,473 of this fund. Funds are open to Network members who are eligible to receive BBSRC funding. HVCfP aims to encourage novel, technology-based solutions to major industry problems whilst promoting scientific excellence. Therefore, our priority for awarding funds is for scientific excellence combined with research ideas that have clear potential for further funding or have a route to commercial translation. In addition, we encourage funding to be used to access technology providers or for collaborative work to enable rapid progression of research.
High Value Chemicals from Plants (HVCfP) has a fund of £800,000 for proof of concept research and we have now awarded £270,473 of this fund. Funds are open to Network members who are eligible to receive BBSRC funding. HVCfP aims to encourage novel,...

Deadline

08/09/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

HVCfP has a fund of £800,000 for proof of concept research and we have now awarded £270,473 of this fund. Funds are open to Network members who are eligible to receive BBSRC funding. HVCfP aims to encourage novel, technology-based solutions to majo...
HVCfP has a fund of £800,000 for proof of concept research and we have now awarded £270,473 of this fund. Funds are open to Network members who are eligible to receive BBSRC funding. HVCfP aims to encourage novel, technology-based solutions to major industry problems whilst promoting scientific excellence. Therefore, our priority for awarding funds is for scientific excellence combined with research ideas that have clear potential for further funding or have a route to commercial translation. In addition, we encourage funding to be used to access technology providers or for collaborative work to enable rapid progression of research.
HVCfP has a fund of £800,000 for proof of concept research and we have now awarded £270,473 of this fund. Funds are open to Network members who are eligible to receive BBSRC funding. HVCfP aims to encourage novel, technology-based solutions to majo...

Deadline

08/09/2015

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Travel

Synopsis

The Society for Experimental Biology are offering four travel bursaries (up to £500 each) to help students and early career scientists attend and present their work at the The Society for Experimental Biology are offering four travel bursaries (up to £500 each) to help students and early career scientists attend and present their work at the SEB/GPC Stress Resilience Forum on 23rd – 25th October 2015 in Iguassu Falls, Brazil.
The Society for Experimental Biology are offering four travel bursaries (up to £500 each) to help students and early career scientists attend and present their work at the

Deadline

03/09/2015

Funding Body

Society for Experimental Biology

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

Investment of up to £3 million in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas that underpin future UK growth: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communicatio...
Investment of up to £3 million in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas that underpin future UK growth: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communication technology (ICT). This competition opens on 18 May 2015, and the deadline for applications is at noon on 9 September 2015. There will be a briefing day for potential applicants in London on 20 May 2015.
Investment of up to £3 million in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas that underpin future UK growth: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communicatio...

Deadline

02/09/2015

Funding Body

Innovate UK

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

NERC and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) are inviting research proposals under this 'Understanding and Sustaining Brazilian Biome Resources' call. This call is supported by the UK through the Newton Fund which forms part of the UK governm...
NERC and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) are inviting research proposals under this 'Understanding and Sustaining Brazilian Biome Resources' call. This call is supported by the UK through the Newton Fund which forms part of the UK governments Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment and is only open to joint UK-Brazil applications. The closing date for applications: 16:00 UK local time (GMT+1) on Wednesday 2 September 2015.
NERC and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) are inviting research proposals under this 'Understanding and Sustaining Brazilian Biome Resources' call. This call is supported by the UK through the Newton Fund which forms part of the UK governm...

Deadline

02/09/2015

Funding Body

NERC
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