• WestBio Studentships

    Studentships starting in the Autumn of 2014

  • How to Apply

    No longer accepting applications for 2014 entry

  • 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.

BBSRC funding opportunities and news

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (theme 1): Understanding resistant bacteria in the context of the host. Application deadline: 2 September 2014, 4pm

This call is one of four themes in a Cross-council initiative part funded by BBSRC and led by MRC. The focus of the call is to drive forward innovative high quality multidisciplinary collaborative research to address the broad challenges presented in theme 1 in order to: understand the resistant bacterium at molecular, cell and population levels; understand the context of host/pathogen interactions in humans and animals; identify and validate novel targets for new antibacterials; understand transmission of resistance in humans and animals.


Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (theme 2): Accelerating therapeutic and diagnostics development. Application deadline: 2 September 2014

This call is one of four themes in a Cross-council initiative part funded by BBSRC and led by MRC. This theme encompasses the development, scale up and manufacture of new antibiotic therapies and the diagnostics required to better target new and existing therapies and to monitor spread.


IB Catalyst, expression of interest registration deadline: 3 September 2014

Together with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) we are committed to supporting the development and commercialisation of innovative Industrial Biotechnology (IB) processes (see strategic plan in related links) arising from the UK's excellent research base.


Tools and resources development fund: call 1 - apply by 3 September 2014, 4pm

Support for development of novel tools, methods and technologies in the biosciences


National Institute on Aging: co-funding scheme, apply by 5 September 2014, 5pm

To continue to encourage UK-US collaborations, BBSRC and NIA have established a co-funding scheme whereby BBSRC will support the UK component of joint UK-US projects submitted to the NIA grant funding system. Currently, up to £2M is available for this scheme.