BBSRC funding opportunities and news

Bioinformatics and Biological Resources Fund - apply by 7 October 2015, 4pm

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 - Industrial research EoI deadline: 14 October 2015 - Early- and late-stage deadline: 20 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.


FLexible Interchange Programme (FLIP) - apply by 15 October 2015, 4pm

Our FLexible Interchange Programme (FLIP) supports the movement of people from one environment to a different one to exchange knowledge/technology/skills, developing bioscience research/researchers and addressing our strategic priorities.


Modular Training Partnerships - apply by 15 October 2015, 4pm

Modular Training Partnerships (MTPs) fund the development of industrially-relevant short training courses at Masters level. Training should be developed in close collaboration with industry, and evidence of industrial demand is a key requirement for funding.


Strategic Training Awards for Research Skills (STARS), apply by 15 October 2015, 4pm

Our STARS programme aims to support the development of strategically important and vulnerable research skills and capabilities in the biosciences. Awards are available to develop postgraduate-level training in areas of significant need for clearly defined academic and industrial sectors.


  • 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.