BBSRC funding opportunities and news

Industrial Biotechnology (IB) Catalyst call - early-stage technical feasibility studies and late-stage technical feasibility studies application deadline: 2 December 2015

Together with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Innovate UK (the new name for the Technology Strategy Board) we are committed to supporting the development and commercialisation of innovative Industrial Biotechnology (IB) processes arising from the UK's excellent research base.


Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (theme 3): Understanding real world interactions - Pump Priming application deadline: 3 December 2015, 4pm

This programme aims to address the need for a greater understanding of the role of the outdoor environment and host microbiome in influencing the evolution, acquisition and spread of antibacterial resistance, and acting as a reservoir for resistance. Pump Priming Grants should be around £200k (100% FEC) per project for 12-36 months.


LEAF Open Farm Sunday call for science activity resources - apply by 6 December 2015

To support the BBSRC research community to design and produce engaging farm-related bioscience activities, for use by farmers and/or visiting scientists, to engage, inspire and inform the general public at LEAF’s (Linking Environment And Farming) Open Farm Sunday and Open Farm School Days, across the UK.


Agri-Tech Catalyst - Early- and late-stage registration deadline: 13 January 2016

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.


Annual focus for responsive mode proposals under the welfare of managed animals priority - apply by 13 January 2016

Applications are required to fit the remit of BBSRC and the scope of the Welfare of Managed Animals priority.


  • 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.