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FLexible Interchange Programme (FLIP)

Call status: Closed
Next application deadline: TBC

Applications should be submitted by the advertised deadline via the Je-S system. Please refer to the 'How to apply' section below.

Our FLexible Interchange Programme (FLIP) supports the movement of people from one environment to a different one to exchange knowledge/technology/skills, developing bioscience research/researchers and addressing our strategic priorities.

FLIP awards provide flexible opportunities for individuals ("the interchangers") moving between different organisations, disciplines and sectors at all stages in their career beyond the PhD (or equivalent).


It is envisaged that approximately 20 awards will be supported per annum.

Awards will typically:

Applications outside these ranges will be considered with full justification.


FLIP aims to:


Each FLIP proposal will only have one lead academic applicant.

Lead applicant must:

Interchanger must:

How to apply

This call is closed to applications.

Applications must be submitted using the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system (see external links).

Applicants should select the following from the Je-S menus:

We strongly encourage all applicants to read the below background information in order to fully address the requirements of this call.

Application downloads

Call text (PDF 323KB)

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Help text (PDF 120KB)

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Frequently asked questions (PDF 78KB)

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Applications will be assessed at our Research Committee E meetings, then interviews (if required) will be held before funding decisions are announced about five months after the application deadline.

Some applicants may be invited to attend a discretionary interview subsequent to the assessment of applications.


FLIP – eligibility, application process, deadlines and outcomes