BBSRC funding opportunities and news

Modular Training Partnerships (MTP) call

Modular Training Partnerships (MTPs) fund the development of industrially-relevant short training courses at Masters level. Training should be developed in close collaboration with industry, and evidence of industrial demand is a key requirement for funding.


Strategic Training Awards for Research Skills (STARS)

Our STARS programme aims to support the development of strategically important and vulnerable research skills and capabilities in the biosciences. Awards are available to develop postgraduate-level training in areas of significant need for clearly defined academic and industrial sectors.


GCRF Foundation Awards for Global Agricultural and Food Systems Research

BBSRC, MRC, ESRC, AHRC and NERC are working in a co-funding partnership to support multi-disciplinary Foundation Awards in Global Agriculture and Food Systems. Foundation Awards aim to be flexible, moderately sized, short to medium-term investments targeted towards novel research objectives – that address the challenges faced by the developing world. 


ERA-CAPS third call: Europe-USA call strengthening transnational research in the molecular plant sciences

The objective of this call is to stimulate true collaboration between research teams of different countries in order to achieve the highest quality projects, to increase synergies between national programmes and to strengthen international research in molecular plant sciences.


NCDs Foundation Awards: Global Health Science – Beyond Infections

BBSRC will be contributing up to £4M to this ~£19M, MRC led Cross-Council Foundation Call in Global Health Science. This call provides an opportunity for investigators to develop new or expand existing strands of ODA applicable research and partnerships targeting LMIC infectious disease priorities.


  • 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.