BBSRC funding opportunities and news

Innovator of the Year

An annual competition to recognise and reward individuals and small teams who have harnessed the potential of their excellent research.


Industrial Partnership Awards (IPA)

Industrial Partnership Awards (IPAs) encourage and support collaboration between academic research groups and industry. IPAs are academic - led, responsive mode grants that have significant industrial involvement and industry partner(s) contributes in cash at least equivalent to 10% of the full project costs. 


BBSRC-Brazil (FAPESP) joint funding of research

UK Research and Innovation and FAPESP, the State of Säo Paulo Research Foundation, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support applications that may cut across their national boundaries and involve international collaborative teams.


New Investigator Scheme

Assists early-career researchers – newly employed university lecturers, lecturer level equivalent fellows whose awards were secured in open competition, and researchers in Research Council Institutes at the unified Research Council Band E or its equivalent – to secure their first major element of research funding.


Annual focus for responsive mode proposals under the welfare of managed animals priority

BBSRC encourage more high quality research under its Welfare of Managed Animals responsive mode priority. We recognise that the research community in this area is relatively small in comparison to many other sectors under our strategic priorities and the number of animal welfare applications to any individual responsive mode meeting is small.


  • 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.