Other Relevant Funding

Deadlines coming up…

European Space Agency’s “Space and Biotechnology” opportunity

Offers support and funding to companies looking to develop biotechnology services that can benefit from using space-based data or capabilities.

(21 January 2019)

THYME Project Proof of Concept Scheme

Staff at THYME universities can apply for £30,000 – £50,000 to fund proof of concept projects that address one of THYME’s three Grand Challenge areas.

(31 January 2019)

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowships

To provide support to promising young women who are already making significant contributions in their scientific disciplines.

(1 February 2019)

STFC Follow-on Funding

To provide financial support at the very early or pre-seed stage of turning research outputs into a commercial proposition. Next call opens 1 January 2019.

(19 February 2019)

STFC Leadership Fellows in Public Engagement

To undertake high quality programmes of engagement and outreach while acting as champions for the value of engagement with research in their research community.

(21 February 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)

Eureka Eurostars 2: round 11

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

(28 February 2019)

CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellowships

The scheme aims to attract outstanding national and international early- to mid-career post-doctoral researchers to expand Australian research capacity in synthetic biology.

(1 March 2019 AEST)

Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship

Provides long-term flexible funding for senior career researchers recruited or retained to a UK university or research institution in fields identified as a strategic priority for the host department or organisation.

(6 March 2019)

Royal Academy of Engineering ‘Chair in Emerging Technologies’

Aims to identify global research visionaries and provide them with long term support to lead on developing emerging technology areas with high potential to deliver economic and social benefit to the UK.

(12 March 2019)

BBSRC Follow-on Funding call

Supports the translation of research into practical application, including commercialisation. Currently closed but the next call opens 23 January 2019.

(13 March 2019)

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.

(30 April 2019)

UKRI-BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP)

UKRI-BBSRC DTPs provide PhD training in areas of research relevant to UKRI-BBSRC’s remit and priority research areas. DTPs also provide a breadth of professional development training opportunities to enhance the capabilities of doctoral candidates and develop a world-class, highly skilled workforce for the UK.

(1 May 2019)

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

This cross-UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) scheme will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential.

(2 May 2019 – outline proposal deadline)

Leverhulme Trust Research Leadership Awards

For talented scholars who have launched a university career but who need to build a team to address a distinct research problem. Call opens in January 2019.

(10 May 2019)


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.

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.

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.