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

Travel

Synopsis

Aim: The Royal Society has merged its Conference Grants and Short Visits scheme into the new International Travel Grants. From now on travel grants are no longer run as two separate schemes, but will be managed under one single programme. Applican...
Aim: The Royal Society has merged its Conference Grants and Short Visits scheme into the new International Travel Grants. From now on travel grants are no longer run as two separate schemes, but will be managed under one single programme. Applicants can apply for either Conference Participation or International Collaboration.   The Royal Society's objectives include strengthening of UK science by providing support to excellent individuals to engage with the best science around the world as well as supporting science communication.  The International Travel Grant scheme aims to contribute to fulfilling this objective by supporting international collaborations and the participation of UK based scientists in overseas conferences. The objectives of the International Travel Grants scheme are to enable UK based scientists to: Facilitate collaborations with overseas scientists in order to explore opportunities for building lasting networks Participate (excludes organising/selection committee and poster contributions) in overseas conferences, workshops and seminars which are of particular strategic importance in order to engage with scientists (available to UK scientists only) Subjects Covered: All areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine. Eligibility: Applicants must have completed a PhD and hold a fixed term contract or permanent position at an eligible UK institution.   The International Travel Grant Scheme is available for all countries outside of the UK. Length of Tenure:  For conference participation, a maximum of 10 days. For international collaboration a maximum of 12 weeks. Value of Grant: A maximum of £4000
Aim: The Royal Society has merged its Conference Grants and Short Visits scheme into the new International Travel Grants. From now on travel grants are no longer run as two separate schemes, but will be managed under one single programme. Applican...

Deadline

04/10/2010

Funding Body

Royal Society

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

Industry Interchange Programme supports the short-term exchange, in either direction, of researchers between the science base and industry. The objective of the programme is to support interchanges that provide strategic advantage to the UK science b...
Industry Interchange Programme supports the short-term exchange, in either direction, of researchers between the science base and industry. The objective of the programme is to support interchanges that provide strategic advantage to the UK science base and industry arising from reciprocal access to facilities, expertise and/or knowledge, and an increased understanding of scientific issues of common concern. Individual awards are typically up to £50,000.

The next closing date for applications is 1 October 2010, 4 pm.
Industry Interchange Programme supports the short-term exchange, in either direction, of researchers between the science base and industry. The objective of the programme is to support interchanges that provide strategic advantage to the UK science b...

Deadline

01/10/2010

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Fellowship

Synopsis

The David Philips fellowship is aimed at scientists who have demonstrated high potential and who wish to establish themselves as independent researchers. Awards are for 5 years, and include personal salary and a significant research support grant. ...
The David Philips fellowship is aimed at scientists who have demonstrated high potential and who wish to establish themselves as independent researchers. Awards are for 5 years, and include personal salary and a significant research support grant. Applicants should not exceed 10 years in active postgraduate research studies and postdoctoral research employment and should have no less than 3 years of active postdoctoral research experience. Applicants can submit a proposal in any area of science within the BBSRC portfolio
The David Philips fellowship is aimed at scientists who have demonstrated high potential and who wish to establish themselves as independent researchers. Awards are for 5 years, and include personal salary and a significant research support grant. ...

Deadline

30/09/2010

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Fellowship

Synopsis

The research development fellowship is aimed at permanent members of academic staff of a UK university with a minimum of 5 years in their current or similar post who wish to devote all their time to research. BBSRC encourage applicants seeking to dev...
The research development fellowship is aimed at permanent members of academic staff of a UK university with a minimum of 5 years in their current or similar post who wish to devote all their time to research. BBSRC encourage applicants seeking to develop interdisciplinary dimensions by integrating new techniques or methodologies into their research. Awards are for 1-3 years, and include a research support grant to cover costs associated with the proposed research development activities. Applicants can submit a proposal in any area of science within the BBSRC portfolio
The research development fellowship is aimed at permanent members of academic staff of a UK university with a minimum of 5 years in their current or similar post who wish to devote all their time to research. BBSRC encourage applicants seeking to dev...

Deadline

30/09/2010

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Fellowship

Synopsis

Institute career path fellowships are aimed at early-career researchers wishing to be based at a BBSRC Institute (see related links) and working in areas of high strategic importance to BBSRC. Awards are for 5 years, and include personal salary ...
Institute career path fellowships are aimed at early-career researchers wishing to be based at a BBSRC Institute (see related links) and working in areas of high strategic importance to BBSRC. Awards are for 5 years, and include personal salary and a significant research support grant. Applicants should not exceed 10 years in active postgraduate research studies and postdoctoral research employment and should have no less than 3 years of active postdoctoral research experience. The applicant's research programme should also address the area of food security.
Institute career path fellowships are aimed at early-career researchers wishing to be based at a BBSRC Institute (see related links) and working in areas of high strategic importance to BBSRC. Awards are for 5 years, and include personal salary ...

Deadline

30/09/2010

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Fellowship

Synopsis

Institute Development Fellowships are aimed at BBSRC scientists at Band E and above on an open-ended contract with a minimum of 5 years in their current or similar post who wish to spend a period of collaborative work at another research organisation...
Institute Development Fellowships are aimed at BBSRC scientists at Band E and above on an open-ended contract with a minimum of 5 years in their current or similar post who wish to spend a period of collaborative work at another research organisation, at the following BBSRC institutes: Babraham Institute, The Genome Analysis Centre, Institute for Animal Health, Institute of Food Research, John Innes Centre and Rothamsted Research.   The awards are for 6-12 months (full or part-time), and include a research support grant to cover costs associated with the proposed research development activities. Fellowships should provide a mechanism for new ideas skills in strategically important areas to enhance the quality of science in institutes of BBSRC. The applicant's research programme should address the area of food security
Institute Development Fellowships are aimed at BBSRC scientists at Band E and above on an open-ended contract with a minimum of 5 years in their current or similar post who wish to spend a period of collaborative work at another research organisation...

Deadline

30/09/2010

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

BBSRC has recently launched a call for innovative and transformative research proposals aimed at delivering a step change in the efficiency of photosynthesis through a multidisciplinary approach. Up to £2M in total is available subject to the qualit...
BBSRC has recently launched a call for innovative and transformative research proposals aimed at delivering a step change in the efficiency of photosynthesis through a multidisciplinary approach. Up to £2M in total is available subject to the quality of proposals. We are seeking outline proposals for two types of project - smaller pump priming projects and standard three-year projects.

In addition to scientists from a traditional biology background, multidisciplinary teams may include researchers with expertise in physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematical modelling, computer science, or any other discipline which can help provide new insights on the topic. Members of the photosynthesis research community and specialists in other areas including but not limited to bioenergetics, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, and systems biology are strongly encouraged to apply.
BBSRC has recently launched a call for innovative and transformative research proposals aimed at delivering a step change in the efficiency of photosynthesis through a multidisciplinary approach. Up to £2M in total is available subject to the qualit...

Deadline

29/09/2010

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Studentship

Synopsis

Synopsis: Since its inception in 2000 the HDC PhD Studentship Scheme has helped to produce high quality research outputs, based on original ideas, leading to benefits to the horticultural industry. Critically, the scheme has also delivered high cal...
Synopsis: Since its inception in 2000 the HDC PhD Studentship Scheme has helped to produce high quality research outputs, based on original ideas, leading to benefits to the horticultural industry. Critically, the scheme has also delivered high calibre practically-minded individuals to the industry for employment within both the commercial and academic horticultural arenas. Academic institutions that undertake research relevant to horticulture are eligible to apply for an award. The HDC does not make studentship awards directly to students. Candidates for a studentship should address their enquiries to the academic institution where they would like to undertake a research degree.
Synopsis: Since its inception in 2000 the HDC PhD Studentship Scheme has helped to produce high quality research outputs, based on original ideas, leading to benefits to the horticultural industry. Critically, the scheme has also delivered high cal...

Deadline

14/09/2010

Funding Body

HDC
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