BBSRC funding opportunities and news

Agri-Tech Catalyst, apply by 1 April 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.


Strategic Longer and Larger Grants (sLoLas), apply by 14 April 2015

Priority area:
Understanding complex microbial communities


Impact Awards for KEC professionals, apply by 16 April 2015

RCUK and PraxisUnico are working together to deliver a joint competition to reward and recognize knowledge exchange, technology transfer and commercialisation professionals who have excelled in enabling and facilitating the achievement of impact from the outcomes of research.


Enterprise Fellowships, apply by 27 April 2015

Funded by BBSRC and delivered by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Enterprise Fellowships are designed to encourage the development of a new business, building on previously funded BBSRC research, around a technological idea developed by the Fellow (either individually or with others) and within which the Fellow would be expected to play a leading (though not necessarily the leading) role.


A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life Joint Programming Initiative (JPI HDHL), apply by 28 April 2015, 3pm

The JPI HDHL has launched a joint transnational call for research proposals on intestinal microbiomics. Multidisciplinary transnational research consortia should submit research projects which propose a mechanistic approach to investigate causal relationships between diet, intestinal microbiota and health.


  • 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.