• 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

Agri-Tech Catalyst - apply by 7 January 2015

The Agri-Tech Catalyst has been set up by the Technology Strategy Board, DFID and BBSRC with £70M investment to help make the UK a world leader in agricultural technology, innovation and sustainability.


Annual focus for responsive mode proposals under the welfare of managed animals priority - apply by 8 January 2015

BBSRC wish to encourage more high quality research under our welfare of managed animals responsive mode priority. The research community applying in this area is comparatively small, thus the number of applications is small. Committee membership reflects this; therefore, we wish to encourage applications to be submitted annually to our responsive mode deadline in January. Please note that we welcome animal welfare applications in all grant rounds.


Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative - phase 3 - apply by 8 January 2015

The Living With Environmental Change Partnership announces a call for proposals for the third phase of the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative (THAPBI) funded jointly by BBSRC, the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), ESRC, the Forestry Commission, NERC and the Scottish Government. The first phase of the initiative supported a number of short-term capacity- and consortium-building awards. The second phase funded seven longer and larger research projects.


Next responsive mode deadline - 8 January 2015, 4pm

Applications for grant funding can be made at any time to the Research Committees under our responsive mode scheme, on any topic within our portfolio.


ESRC/BBSRC joint research call on epigenetics 2014/15 - apply by 15 January 2015, 4pm

BBSRC and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are pleased to announce a joint call for research projects in the area of social and behavioural epigenetics. Up to £3M is available for this call.