Category: <span>BBSRC</span>

The BBSRC Network Grant: responsive mode 2024 round 3 is NOW OPEN!

If you like the activities and communities generated by EBNet and the other NIBBs, and think that your topic area deserves some similar attention, take a look at this opportunity from BBSRC… Deadline: 25 September 2024. Total fund: £5,000,000. Award range: £100,000 – £650,000. This funding opportunity aims to establish …

Enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in BBSRC-funded networks – Webinar, 18 Apr 24

Enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in BBSRC funded networks – UKRI This will launch on Monday 15th April, and is aimed at established networks currently in receipt of BBSRC funding. We encourage other stakeholders such as the learned societies or other networks who are not eligible to be project leads …

£13 million for biotechnology research to address environmental challenges announced

New Environmental Biotechnology Innovation Centre (EBIC) The EB Network is pleased to be supporting the new Environmental Biotechnology Innovation Centre (EBIC), led by Cranfield University. The Hub brings together scientists from ten UK universities to advance the abilities of micro-organisms to monitor the environment and remove pollutants. It’s the first research group …

BBSRC Impact Showcase 2023

We are pleased to share with you the BBSRC Impact Showcase 2023, which has closely followed the recently released Revolutionising Wheat Showcase. The BBSRC Impact Showcase features a diverse collection of engaging research that highlights the vital role of bioscience in addressing key strategic global challenges and the outstanding organisations …

UKRI Engineering Biology Mission Hubs and Mission Awards – Pre-announcement

Engineering biology is the application of (rigorous) engineering principles to the design and fabrication of biological components and systems, from modifications of natural systems to new forms of artificial biology. It encompasses the entire innovation ecosystem, from breakthrough synthetic biology research to translation and application. UKRI is inviting applications for: …

BBSRC Follow on Fund – Call closes 21 March 2023, 16:00

The BBSRC Follow-on Fund call is live. As part of this launch BBSRC are also holding a webinar to provide application advice. Further information and to apply: https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/bbsrc-follow-on-fund-and-super-follow-on-fund-2023-round-1/ To register for the webinar on 9 February 2023, 10:00am – 11:00am: https://ukri.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RE2DVLPpTpKju-nJ-8caWg

Now Open: BBSRC Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research Programme Final Round

The final round of the BBSRC ICURe (Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research) programme is now open – https://www.icureprogramme.com/upcoming-programmes/ When:               Application Deadline 27th March, 2023           Where:              Bootcamp In-person 19th and 20th April (Location TBC) Bootcamp Virtual      24th and 25th 2023         Who:                  Open to biosciences researchers, PhD students and …

Calling all innovators! The BBSRC’s first Sparking Innovation Conference – bringing bioscience innovators, entrepreneurs, TTOs and investors together – 2 March 2023

The Sparking Innovation Conference will be centred around four consecutive panel discussions with experts: Panel 1: Developing your bioscience technology with commercial potential with Simon Aspland (Head of Commercialisation, John Innes Centre), Sue Sundstrom (Executive Director, Sundstrom Innovation), Anne Muir (Deputy Director of Research & Innovation Services, University of Dundee), …

BBSRC: Bioelectrical Engineering Community Webinar, Tuesday 6 December, 3:30 – 4:30 PM (Responsive Mode Spotlights – UKRI)

Following the publication of the BBSRC strategic delivery plan, a New Responsive Mode Spotlight mechanism has been introduced to provide simpler and more agile support of certain areas of timely strategic interest, opportunity, or need. BBSRC consider Bioelectrical Engineering to be one of these areas and as such they invite applications …

Imminent funding opportunities from the National Engineering Biology Programme

Engineering Biology   UKRI partners including BBSRC, EPSRC, Innovate UK, MRC, and NERC, have worked closely with MoD/Dstl to engage the UK community and establish a vision for UK engineering biology. Building on this vision, UKRI continues to develop a proposal for an ambitious National Engineering Biology Programme (NEBP) to …

Can biomass displace petrochemicals as a feedstock for manufacturing?

Can biomass displace petrochemicals as a feedstock for manufacturing? The world is committed to decarbonising human activities to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. If we are to restrict global temperature rise to 1.5-2.0 by the end of this Century, we will have to eliminate the use of fossil-based …

BBSRC Survey on Utilising Models in Research

BBSRC has launched a survey looking at the use of models in research. The breadth of the survey includes researchers using whole animals, cells, tissues, and computational models. Visit: https://bbsrc.ukri.org/about/reviews/consultations/survey-on-the-use-of-models-in-research/ The overall purpose of this consultation is to gain a better understanding of this complex area, examine the use of models …