• 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

Follow-on Funding - FOF (open call) and SuperFOF (invite only) call status: Open Application deadline: 23 September 2014

The Follow-on funding programme is designed to support the translation of fundamental research funded by us into practical application, including commercialisation. The aim of the programme is to help researchers maximise the societal and economic benefits of their research.


Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC) Research translation - apply by 29 July, 4pm

BBSRC and NERC invite proposals for research translation projects to the first call of the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC).


Soil Security Programme: Announcement of opportunity for consortia awards. Application deadline: 30 July 2014, 4pm

On behalf of the programme funders, NERC is inviting proposals for consortia projects requesting funds between £1M and £2.5M (80% FEC), and of up to three years' duration.


Policy Internships, application deadline: 18 August 2014, 4pm

A 3-month internship opportunity for BBSRC-, NERC- and AHRC-funded PhD students to work in one of a selected group of highly influential science policy organisations.


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.