BBSRC: Responsive Mode Research Grants

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

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Grant amount: £13,000 - £800,000

Next deadline: Jan 15, 2020 8:00am PST

Later deadlines: Apr 30, 2020 9:00am PDT, Oct 2, 2020 8:00am PDT

Applicant type: Research Scientist Doctor Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty College / University

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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Responsive Mode Research Grants

We have a strong commitment to funding curiosity-led research and continue to advance excellent bioscience across our portfolio. You can submit research grant applications at any time for consideration by one of our Research Committees under our responsive mode scheme, on any topic within Our portfolio.

  • Research Committee A – animal disease, health and welfare
  • Research Committee B – plants, microbes, food and sustainability
  • Research Committee C – genes, development and STEM* approaches to biology
    • *Science Technology Engineering and Maths – Committee C will consider generic STEM approaches to biology; specific applications will be considered by the Committee providing the appropriate biological context
  • Research Committee D – molecules, cells and industrial biotechnology

Responsive mode priorities

BBSRC has a set of Council-wide strategic priority areas, described in our Strategic Plan. The responsive mode priorities reflect topics or activities within these broader strategic areas that we particularly wish to encourage and promote. They are:

Building Partnerships

There are three additional priorities that encourage working with partners to improve the effectiveness of research and the realisation of impact. They are not specific to particular areas of science or application.

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  • Whilst we welcome applications across the whole of our remit, we particularly encourage proposals that pursue partnership in the areas of the responsive mode priorities.