BBSRC funding opportunities and news

Enterprise Fellowships

Funded by BBSRC and delivered by The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Enterprise Fellowships are designed to encourage the development of a new business, building on previously funded BBSRC research, around a technological idea developed by the Fellow and within which the Fellow would be expected to play a leading role.


GCRF: Networks in Vector Borne Disease Research

This call forms part of BBSRC’s and MRC’s activities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and therefore requires Networks to address VBD challenges primarily relevant to the health or prosperity of Low and Middle Income Countries on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) DAC List. 


Bioinformatics and Biological Resources Fund

The Bioinformatics and Biological Resources (BBR) Fund aims to: support the bioscience research community with the establishment, maintenance and enhancement of infrastructures; support high quality bioinformatics and biological resources that align with our updated Strategic Plan: The Age of Bioscience; supply long-term funding and provide a stable environment for resource development and provision.


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.


  • 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.