BBSRC funding opportunities and news

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.


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.


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.


Responsive mode application deadlines

You can submit research grant applications at any time for consideration by one of our Research Committees under our responsive mode scheme, on any topic within our portfolio.


  • 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.