• 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

Tools and resources development fund: call 2 - application deadline: 17 September 2014, 4pm

Support for development of bioinformatics tools and computational approaches to the biosciences


Follow-on Funding - FOF (open call) and SuperFOF (invite only) call status: Open Application deadline: 23 September 2014

The Follow-on funding programme is designed to support the translation of fundamental research funded by us into practical application, including commercialisation. The aim of the programme is to help researchers maximise the societal and economic benefits of their research.


Next responsive mode deadline - 24 September 2014, 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.


Industry Fellowships Scheme - application deadline: 30 September 2014

The scheme aims to:
Enhance knowledge transfer in science and technology between those in industry and those in academia
Provide opportunities for an academic scientist to work on a collaborative project with industry
Provide opportunities for someone employed in industry to work on a collaborative project with a university department or a not-for-profit research organisation


Agri-Tech Catalyst, industrial research EoI deadline: 8 October 2014

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.