BBSRC funding opportunities and news

Call 2: GFS resilience of the UK food system in a global context

The Global Food Security (GFS) Programme has announced a 5-year interdisciplinary programme of research. The programme has been co-designed by BBSRC, ESRC, NERC, Defra, The Scottish Government and FSA, in partnership with wider stakeholders, and will address a major food security challenge: ‘Resilience of the UK food system in a global context’.


Agri-Tech Catalyst

The Agri-Tech Catalyst has been set up by Innovate UK, DFID and BBSRC with £70M investment to help make the UK a world leader in agricultural technology, innovation and sustainability. Successive rounds will be held until the funding has been committed.


Priming Food Partnerships

The call is an opportunity to foster new partnerships in pre-competitive research between the food industry, the academia community and the wider research base in the public and third sectors to work together on pre-competitive research, with the ultimate aim of stimulating innovative research and technological advances of relevance to the food industry.


Follow-on Funding call

This funding is for 'proof of concept' at the very early stage of turning research outputs into a commercial proposition.


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.


  • 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.