*iGEM competition now closed*
Funding has been obtained from BBSRC, the Society for General Microbiology, The Wellcome Trust and the Biochemical Society to help support UK and Northern Irish iGEM teams. Applications are therefore welcome from University Academics who hope to run iGEM teams for the 2014 competition. The application form can be downloaded from this page and e-mailed back to Claire Osborne. The application should be completed by 28th February 2014 and the results will be announced by 31st March 2014. For successful teams the funding will pay 50% of the stipends for 10 students at a rate of £180 per week for a 10 week period. The applicants must include a statement from their host institution that guarantees the matching funding. Preference will be given to teams that contain students from a wide range of different disciplines. Also at the end of the competition, teams must submit a report that details the project undertaken and their ranking at the final judging. We expect that some of these reports will be used by the sponsors in their news and promotional material to help highlight the importance of Synthetic Biology.