SEPT 19 Funding Roundup

UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Coordinator
Webinar dates: 17th and 22nd October
Deadline for “Intent to Submit”: 31st October
Deadline for “Proposal”: 19th November 2019
Up to £150k (at 80% FEC) is available for this initial grant to engage with the full spectrum of interdisciplinary research and stakeholder communities and design a proposal for an Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Hub, with up to £3.3m available at the second stage for the Coordinator to lead the integration Hub -transitioning to a more circular economy, where resources are processed with sustainability, waste minimisation and efficiency in mind, and where product lifecycles are optimised to generate more economic and social value before recycling and/or reuse. 

IBioIC: Bioeconomy Boost 2019
Deadline: 18th October 2019
An Industry-Led Accelerator Programme for collaborative projects between companies and academia. Up to £25,000 is available to support direct costs incurred by Academic Partners to be matched by cash/in kind contribution from Industry. Project proposals aligning to Scotland’s National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology are welcomed from companies demonstrating a strong presence in Scotland.

UKR&I: Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge
Deadline for Call for Champion: 22nd October 2019
This challenge will boost development of low-carbon technologies to increase competitiveness of key industrial regions and support the UK’s drive for Clean Growth. A call will be launched on the 9th September to invite proposals for a Champion who will lead a £19.9m Research and Innovation Centre. Up to £100k will be available for the Champion to deliver these activities, build the consortium and develop a proposal for the Research and Innovation Centre.

BBSRC: 19ALERT: Mid-range equipment initiative
Deadline: 23rd October 2019
Proposals should consider equipment that will be used collaboratively by more than one organisation, whilst strengthening capability across multiple areas of the UKRI-BBSRC remit. See:

RAKE Fund 2019
Deadline: 23rd October 2019
The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Research and Knowledge Exchange Fund (RAKE) fund is an initiativewhich aims to encourage and support research activities from academics, third sector organisations, consultants and practitioners with the ambition of drawing together and generating an entrepreneurial community of practice to facilitate knowledge exchange and transfer.

Deadline: 1st November 2019
Ten SPARK Awards available as a means to encourage new collaborations between the research community and industry. Projects must be in one of the following four market sectors; Livestock and Aquaculture, Food and Drink, Industrial Biotechnology, and Plants & Crops.

BBSRC: International Calls
Deadline: 14th November 2019
These provide partnering opportunities with any country and are not ODA restricted.

UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres
Deadline to submit an “Intent to Submit”: 19th November 2019
UK Research & Innovation invites outline proposals for Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres. Up to £22.5 million (at 80% FEC) is available to support up to five Centres for up to four years from 1 October 2020. Proposals are invited for Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres, each conducting interdisciplinary research that accelerates understanding and solutions to enable circularity of a resource flow