• 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

A joint BBSRC-NERC call for multidisciplinary proposals in sustainable aquaculture: health, disease, and the environment, apply by 4 November 2014

We, together with Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), are pleased to announce a sustainable aquaculture call for collaborative proposals to support aquaculture related research, where aquaculture is the farming or cultivation of organisms such as fin-fish, molluscs and crustaceans. BBSRC and NERC have each committed £2.5M to this call for proposals. Additional co-funding from other partners, including Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Marine Scotland and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) is available to cover the costs of their researchers on proposals.


Eradication of bovine tuberculosis through basic research and discovery (ERADbTB) - apply by 4 November 2014

BBSRC, in collaboration with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), announce a call to support fundamental bioscience that will address key gaps in the knowledge of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) biology.


David Phillips Fellowships - apply 5 November 2014, 4pm

Scientists who have demonstrated high potential and who wish to establish themselves as independent researchers.


Translational Fellowships - apply by 5 November 2014, 4pm

Early career researchers from academia or industry who have demonstrated high potential, and who wish to establish an independent academic career focused on the translation of fundamental bioscience research. The current call will support the translation of basic plant science into crop science research.


International Partnering Awards and International Workshops, application deadline: 13 November 2014, 4pm

Funding is available to: set up partnership links between UK and overseas laboratories; promote the exchange of scientists, particularly early career scientists; promote access to facilities.