• 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

Global Research Partnership Aquaculture call - apply by 28 November 2014

This new research call on aquaculture will be the latest call under the Global Research Partnership (GRP), an innovative collaborative research programme in partnership with the UK Research Councils and the Department of Biotechnology in India, supported by DFID


Innovator of the Year - apply by 3 December 2014

This competition recognises and rewards individuals and small teams who have harnessed the potential of their excellent research.


Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform - apply by 4 December 2014

The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform (SAF-IP) launched in October 2009. It helps UK businesses to develop innovative technologies, production systems and supply chain solutions to increase the productivity of the agri-food sector while reducing its environmental impact.


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.


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.