BBSRC funding opportunities and news

Strategic Longer and Larger grants: Frontier bioscience

The 2019/20 strategic Longer and Larger (sLoLa) call invites proposals focused on frontier bioscience: leading-edge discovery research that addresses significant fundamental questions in bioscience.


Discovery Fellowships

The Discovery Fellowship (DF) will provide support for researchers wishing to undertake independent research and gain leadership skills. The DF will support the transition of early stage researchers to fully independent research leaders. As such DFs represent part of our commitment to the supply of highly skilled professional scientists to the UK.


David Phillips Fellowships

Aimed at scientists with a track record demonstrating high potential and who wish to establish themselves as independent researchers.


A Combined Food Systems Approach to Scaling-up Interventions to Address the Double Burden of Malnutrition

UK Research and Innovation, through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Collective Programme, is pleased to announce investment of up to £8.5 million to support interdisciplinary proposals that seek to work across the food system to reduce the global double burden of malnutrition.


UKRI-BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnerships

Our vision is for an innovative, inclusive and outcomes-focussed programme of doctoral training to build and maintain the capacity of bioscience disciplines, and deliver skills for impact across the UK economy.


  • 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.