BBSRC funding opportunities and news

UK Animal Welfare Research Network (AWRN)

Call for members status: Open
Application deadline: January 2019 TBC


Biotechnology for a sustainable bioeconomy

The ERA-Net Cofund on Biotechnologies call for transnational collaborative research projects aims to contribute to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil raw material to a sustainable bio-based economy.


Innovator of the Year

An annual competition to celebrate the successes of BBSRC-supported scientists in delivering economic and/or social impact from their excellent research.


UK Biofilms Programme

Together with Innovate UK we are developing a programme which aims to foster and support the UK research base and industry in taking a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to the exploitation and advancement of biofilm science and technology.


Agri-Tech Catalyst

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.


  • 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.