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Responsive Mode:

Applications for grant funding can be made to the Research Committees under our responsive mode scheme, on any topic within our portfolio. Responsive mode applications are for proejcts of up to 5 years duration and £2M.

Deadlines: 3 each year generally January, April and September.

Further information on deadlines:   http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/apply/deadlines.aspx

Further information on applying to responsive mode:  http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/apply/apply-index.aspx

  

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.

Applicants must not have received competitive research funding from any source, as a Principal Investigator, that included post-doctoral research assistant staff support costs.

Our Committees assess applications against the same criteria as other responsive mode proposals; however, research potential rather than track record will be taken into account.

This scheme operates in responsive mode. Application deadlines are the same as other responsive mode applications.

Deadlines:  3 each year generally January, April and September.

Further information on deadlines:   http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/apply/deadlines.aspx

Further infromation on applying to the New Investigator Scheme:  http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/new-investigator.aspx

  

Strategic longer and larger grants (sLoLas)

 The strategic longer and larger (sLoLa) grants call is for projects valued at more than £2M. The sLoLa call is  held annually. The application process has two stages:

  • Outline applications must be submitted initially. Outlines must be submitted via Je-S. They should not exceed the page limits described in the following sections. Submissions which exceed page limits will be withdrawn
  • After assessment of the outlines, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications

Further information  about sLoLas: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/lola/lola-index.aspx

 

Industrial partnership awards

Science-led, responsive mode grants where an industrial partner contributes in cash at least 10% of the full economic cost of the project. Additional in-kind contributions from industry are welcome but they neither count against the industry contribution nor the total cost of the project. (See FAQs for example calculations.)

Applications are assessed by our Research Committees, alongside standard responsive mode applications, using the same criteria. IPA projects are normally funded in preference to standard grants of equivalent scientific merit.

Deadlines:  3 each year generally January, April and September.

Further information on deadlines:   http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/apply/deadlines.aspx
Further information on Industrial Partnership Awards:  http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/collaborative-research/industrial-partnership-awards.aspx

'Stand-alone' LINK

LINK applications involve collaborative research with at least one company and one science-base partner (projects with SMEs are particularly favoured) where at least 50% of the full economic cost of the project comes from industry (see FAQs for example calculations). Applications should be for pre-competitive research that would not be undertaken in this form without LINK support.

Applications are assessed by our Research Committees, alongside standard applications, using the same criteria. LINK projects are normally funded in preference to standard grants of equivalent scientific merit.

Partners must agree ownership and exploitation of intellectual property arising from the project at the outset. An appropriate management framework must be in place with defined scientific and commercial deliverables.

 Application deadlines: 3 times per year as per responsive mode, generally January, April and September.

Further information on deadlines:   http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/apply/deadlines.aspx

Further information on Stand-alone link: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/collaborative-research/stand-alone-link.aspx

 

FELLOWSHIPS:

The BBSRC offers a range of Fellowship opportunities including:

David Philips Fellowships:

Aimed at scientists who have demonstrated high potential and who wish to establish themselves as independent researchers. Awards are for 5 years, up to 5 are available, and include personal salary and a significant research support grant. Applications are welcome from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements (e.g. part-time); 

Applicants should not exceed 10 years in active postgraduate research studies and postdoctoral research employment and should hve no less than 3 years of active postdoctoral reseach experience.

Fruther information: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/fellowships/david-phillips.aspx

Annual call:  Opens June/July. Deadline October/November

 

Returners to Research Fellowships:

The Daphne Jackson Trust awards 2-year fellowships on a part-time basis, enabling candidates to update their skills by working on a current research project.

Candidates should contact the Daphne Jackson Trust for further information:  http://www.daphnejackson.org/fellowships/

Deadline: apply at any time

 

Other Fellowships:

http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/fellowships/fellowships-index.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

 

 



  

 

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