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Institute development fellowships
We will be launching a new flexible interchange programme to support research development in 2012.
BBSRC scientists at Band E and above on an open-ended contract with a minimum of 5 years in their current or similar post who wish to spend a period of collaborative work at another research organisation, at the following institutes:
- Babraham Institute
- The Genome Analysis Centre
- Institute for Animal Health
- Institute of Food Research
- John Innes Centre
- Rothamsted Research
Nature of award
Awards are for 6-12 months (full or part-time), and include a research support grant to cover costs associated with the proposed research development activities.
Fellowships should provide a mechanism for new ideas skills in strategically important areas to enhance the quality of science in institutes of BBSRC.
The applicant's research programme should address the area of food security, a full remit description is provided in the downloads section.
We particularly encourage proposals:
- Where a systems biology approach is being proposed to the research programme
How to apply
Submit a proposal electronically via the Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) system with the following mandatory attachments:
- CV (see downloads section)
You should complete the standard CV template. We do not accept stand alone CVs.
- Case for support
- List of publications
- Head of department statement
- Justification of resources
- Impact plan
Fellowships are awarded under full economic costing (fEC).
You should submit costed research support grant proposals in line with the Grants Guide.
Detailed guidance on how to complete proposal forms and proposal attachments can be found on the Je-S system, in the Fellowships Handbook and in the Frequently Asked Questions document that are available in the downloads section.
We do not accept late proposals.
Important: applicants should ensure proposals are submitted to their host institution's Je-S submitter/approval pool well in advance (a minimum of 5 working days) of the published deadline. This enables institution checks to be carried out before final submission to BBSRC.
Innovation and Skills Group - Fellowships
tel: 01793 413256
fax: 01793 414674