Other Relevant Funding

Deadlines coming up…

BBSRC/NERC-CONICET Joint Awards for AMR in the Environment

A joint call from BBSRC, NERC and the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, CONICET) in Argentina.

(13 December 2018)

ERA-Net Cofund on Biotechnologies

Second call for transnational collaborative research projects to “contribute to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil raw material to a sustainable bio-based economy”. Search for partners here.

(14 December 2018)

BBSRC ‘Stand-alone’ LINK

Supports collaborative research projects between at least one company and one academic partner. At least 50% of the full project cost comes from industry.

(16 January 2019)

BBSRC Industrial Partnership Awards

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.

(16 January 2019)

Biochemical Society Summer Vacation Studentships

Grants are available for stipends of £200 per week for 6 – 8 weeks, and up to £1,600 in total, to support an undergraduate student to carry out a summer lab placement.

(22 February 2019)

Wellcome Seed Awards in Science

To help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to Wellcome or elsewhere.

(11 March 2019)



BBSRC Responsive Mode

Submit research grant applications at any time for consideration under the responsive mode scheme, on any topic within the portfolio of BBSRC.

BBSRC Follow-on Funding Pathfinder call

Enables potential applicants to secure small amounts of funding to carry out preliminary commercial activities.

Horizon 2020

EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). A useful overview of Horizon 2020 funding, as well as guidance on how to apply, can be found here.

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Brings together leading research and business to tackle the big societal and industrial challenges today.

Global Challenges Research Fund

A £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government in late 2015 to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Links your organisation with one of the UK’s world-class knowledge bases (a university or research organisation) to power strategic innovation projects, embed expertise and drive commercial growth.

Daphne Jackson Trust Returners to Research Fellowships

Aimed at scientists wishing to return to research after a career break of two or more years for family, caring or health reasons.