We are pleased to announce our new series of funding streams…

We are pleased to announce our new series of funding streams…

INDUSTRIAL-ACADEMIC EXCHANGE GRANTS
Details: To support the development of new teams to transfer knowledge from academia to industry and vice versa. For example, grants can be used for a CBMNet member to visit another member or for CBMNet members to accompany a specialist to a conference.
Amount available: up to £1,000 per grant. 5 grants available in total
Important dates: OPEN CALL
Further information

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT GRANTS
Details: To allow our members to carry out public engagement activities related to the CBMNet remit. For example, Café Scientifique, school visits. We are open to new public engagement ideas.
Amount available: up to £500 per grant. 5 grants available in total
Important dates: OPEN CALL
Further information

OPEN INNOVATION MEETING GRANTS
Details: To allow industrial CBMNet members to engage with selected members of CBMNet, in the form of a meeting.  For example, the industrial host to hold a confidential meeting to discuss a specific research challenge, to engage with a small, focused group of experts to identify possible solutions. Or, industry host could hold a non-confidential meeting exploring CBMNet relevant scientific theme, with a view to generating project ideas which could form the basis of collaborative funding applications. Meetings are expected to be for 1 or 2 days and include at least 6 CBMNet members.
Amount available: up to £2,000 per meeting
Important dates: OPEN CALL
Further information

CBMNet PROOF OF CONCEPT FUNDING
Details: To allow consortia to generate the preliminary information required to establish the feasibility of their proposed approaches, with the target of generating competitive bids to IB Catalyst and other relevant funding calls
Important dates: CALL OPEN UNTIL 12 NOON FEBRUARY 26TH 2016
Amount available: up to £100,000 to fund up to 6 projects
Further information

CBMNet BUSINESS INTERACTION VOUCHERS
Details: To support a collaboration that can be any defined piece of work by an academic partner for an industrial partner. Just some examples of the way this funding could be used are: to help build confidence between new partners; to provide consumable funds for a specific piece of work; to support an undergraduate to work on a specific project during the summer vacation, to complete a literature review.
Amount available: up to £10,000 per voucher
Important dates: OPEN CALL UNTIL 12 NOON NOVEMBER 11TH 2015
Further information

EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER GRANTS
Details: We provide bursaries to allow ECRs to work with academic and industrial partners and to attend and present at relevant conferences.
Amount available: up to £2,500 per grant.
Important dates: OPEN CALL
Further information

To qualify for any CBMNet funding please remember your application:
• Must be within the BBSRC definition of Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy
• Must be directly membrane related

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