BBSRC funding opportunities and news

Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme - apply by 29 May 2015

Biotechnology YES, now in its 20th year, is an innovative competition developed to raise awareness of the commercialisation of ideas among early career researchers.


UK BBSRC-US NSF/BIO Lead Agency Pilot - apply by 2 June 2015

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Research Councils UK (RCUK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Research Cooperation. The MoU provides an overarching framework to encourage collaboration between US and UK research communities and sets out the principles by which jointly supported activities might be developed.


Future Leader Fellowship - apply by 4 June 2015

The Future Leader Fellowship (FLF) will provide support for researchers wishing to undertake independent research and gain leadership skills. The FLF will support the transition of early stage researchers to fully independent research leaders. As such FLFs represent part of our commitment to the supply of highly skilled professional scientists to the UK.


Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (theme 2): Accelerating therapeutic and diagnostics development call - apply by 4 June 2015, 4pm

This call is being funded by MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC and ESRC, and addresses human and/or animal bacterial pathogens. This is a broad theme encompassing the development, scale up and manufacture of new human and animal therapies and the diagnostics required to better target both new and existing therapies, and to monitor bacterial pathogen spread.


Agri-Tech Catalyst - apply by 17 June 2015

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.


  • WestBio Studentships

  • 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.