Other Relevant Funding

Deadlines coming up…

NBIC second Proof of Concept project call

Will have a similar scope to the first call, encompassing Prevention, Detection, Management, and Engineering of Biofilms. Call opens 1 April 2019.

(24 May)

Royal Society Short Industry Fellowship

Enables scientists employed in industry or academia and/or their postdoctoral researcher to have shorter more dynamic engagements between academia and industry.

(28 May)

Royal Society International Exchanges

For scientists based in the UK (or US for the Kan Tong Po programme) who want to stimulate collaborations with leading scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel.

(30 May)

Medical Research Foundation Emerging Leaders Prize

To recognise the work of emerging research leaders who have made significant contributions to research in antimicrobial resistance.

(31 May)

Let’s Grow North & East Yorkshire

A £3.5 million Local Growth Fund programme that provides grant support for capital investment projects that will create new, sustainable jobs in North Yorkshire, the City of York and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

(11 June – EOI)

White Rose University Consortium – Collaboration Fund

To support and encourage emerging collaborations across the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. In particular to support projects which have the potential to lead to larger, more strategic initiatives.

(24 June)

Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship

Provides long-term support to UK universities and research institutions through the recruitment and retention of outstanding senior researchers.

(10 July)

Innovate UK Smart Grants

Smart is the new name for Innovate UK’s ‘Open grant funding’ programme. Apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

(24 July)

Bacterial Plant Diseases

To address threats to UK plant health and biosecurity from bacterial diseases.

(27 July)

Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU)

BBI JU is a €3.7 billion Public-Private Partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. Their next call, with a budget of €135 million, opens 4 April 2019. Scientific priorities for 2019 are:

  1. Foster the supply of sustainable biomass feedstock to feed both existing and new value chains
  2. Optimise efficient processing for integrated biorefineries through research, development and innovation
  3. Develop innovative bio-based products for identified market applications
  4. Create and accelerate the market-uptake of bio-based products and applications

More information and support: BBI JU held an information day on 12 April 2019; recordings and presentations are available. KTN are organising a consortia building workshop in Manchester on 2 May 2019.

(4 September)

BBSRC Responsive Mode Grants

Submit research grant applications at any time for consideration on any topic within the BBSRC portfolio. BBSRC Responsive Mode grants include:

  • New Investigator Scheme
  • Industrial Partnership Awards
  • ‘Stand-Alone’ LINK
  • Strategic Longer and Larger grants.

(2 October)

BBSRC Follow-on Funding call & Follow-on Fund Synthetic Biology Highlight

Up to £800,000 to support the translation of research into practical application, including commercialisation; additional funding available for research in the field of synthetic biology. Call opens 10 July 2019.

(9 October)


Ongoing Funding Calls…

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.

STFC Bridging for Innovators (B4I)

Designed specifically to help companies overcome difficult product, manufacturing or process performance issues.

KET4CleanProduction Micro Grants

For transnational cooperation projects between SMEs and at least two KET technology centres, which aim to integrate Key Enabling Technologies (KET) to solve clean production challenges.

Bio-Innovation Support for Entrepreneurs

The BioBase4SME network intends to help Start-ups and SME to overcome technological and non-technological barriers to bring their innovation to market. The project offers free workshops and professional training, Innovation Biocamps and Innovation vouchers worth up to €100,000.

Supergen Bioenergy Hub flexible funding call

To support the UK’s bioenergy research community in responding to industrial and policy challenges that arise during the lifetime of the Hub and in developing active international research collaborations. Applications can be submitted for projects up to £25,000 in value, at any time up to 1 May 2022.

European exchange programme for Entrepreneurs

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries.

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.

BBSRC International Travel Award Scheme (ITAS)

To help scientists add an international dimension to their BBSRC-funded research by making and establishing new contacts with international counterparts.

PAPI – Grants for equipment

To enable innovation in small businesses in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding

Biochemical Society Event Proposals

The Biochemical Society welcomes event proposals from any member of the scientific community (note that at least one member of the event Organising Committee must be a Member of the Biochemical Society).

Microbiology Society Travel Grants

To support eligible members presenting work at scientific or education meetings. Eligible members may also apply for funding to attend a short course or training event.