BBSRC funding opportunities and news

Policy Internships - apply by 28 August 2015, 4pm

This is a 3-month internship opportunity for Research Council-funded PhD students to work in one of a selected group of highly influential science policy organisations. Successful BBSRC applicants on four-year Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) studentships will use this as their Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS).


Synthetic Biology Applications for Protective Materials - Intent to Submit deadline: 28 August 2015, 11.59pm

The EPSRC Engineering Theme in partnership with Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are inviting proposals that explore research in the area of synthetic biology applications for protective materials.


UK-China Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative, Workshop opportunity and call pre-announcement - expressions of interest deadline: 6 September 2015

The Medical Research Council (MRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are excited to announce that they will shortly be launching a call for research proposals focusing on antibacterial resistance.


The management and use of Biofilms - apply by 16 September 2015, noon

Innovate UK and BBSRC are to invest up to £2.5M in feasibility studies to encourage better management and use of biofilms.


Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC) - apply by 16 September 2015, 4pm

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).


  • WestBio Studentships

  • How to Apply

    This programme is not accepting applications at present

  • PIPS

    PIPS is a three-month professional internship in a non-academic setting, providing BBSRC DTP students with work experience in a professional setting that is not related to their PhD.