BBSRC funding opportunities and news

FLexible Interchange Programme (FLIP) - apply by 15 July 2015

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 July 2015

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.


BBSRC-Newton Fund Call for Virtual Joint Centres with Brazil, China and India in Agricultural Nitrogen - apply by 22 July 2015, 4pm

BBSRC, NERC and partners in Brazil, China and India are delighted to announce a Newton Fund call for Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen.
Applications are invited to enable bilateral research activities in the form of Virtual Joint Centres with one of Brazil, China or India for up to three years in duration.


IB Catalyst, expression of interest (early-stage translation, industrial research, experimental development) - registration by 5 August 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.


Newton Fund UK-China-Philippines-Thailand-Vietnam call for collaborative research proposals in rice research - apply by 13 August 2015, 4pm

To work together on collaborative interdisciplinary research that will underpin the long-term sustainable production of rice.


  • 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.