BBSRC funding opportunities and news

UK Animal Welfare Research Network (AWRN)

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


Cross-disciplinary mental health network plus call

The research councils (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC and STFC) are pleased to announce the cross-disciplinary mental health network plus call. The aim of the call is to encourage the creation of multidisciplinary networks that cross the remit boundaries of the research councils.


Innovator of the Year

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


BBSRC/NERC Joint Call in Aquaculture: Collaborative Research and Innovation

The UK Aquaculture Initiative is a joint BBSRC and NERC initiative to support high-quality, innovative research and research translation within a growing community of people working together towards a mutual goal of developing a healthy, safe and sustainable UK aquaculture system. BBSRC and NERC will shortly announce a call for applications in aquaculture research.


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.


  • 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.