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Specific initiatives open for applications across the whole of BBSRC including opportunities in innovation, skills and international funding.

Current opportunities (by application deadline)

Policy Interships Policy Internships 

Application deadline: 28 August 2015, 4pm

Copyright: iStock Synthetic Biology Applications for Protective Materials 

Intent to Submit deadline: 28 August 2015, 11.59pm
Full proposal deadline: 1 October 2015, 4pm

Copyright: M J Richardson UK-China Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative 

Expressions of interest deadline: 6 September 2015

Copyright: Flickr/Wellcome images The management and use of Biofilms 

Registration deadline: 9 September 2015, noon
Application deadline: 16 September 2015, noon

SARIC: Apply for funding. Thinkstock Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC) 

Application deadline: 16 September 2015, 4pm

Copyright: iStock Highlight notice in novel tools and technologies for vaccinology 

Expression of interest deadline: 17 September 2015, 4pm

UK scientists publish draft sequence coverage of wheat genome BBSRC/EMBRAPA joint wheat call – pump-priming awards 

Invitation only

Full application deadline:

Copyright: Thinkstock Mechanistic research in nutrition highlight 

Application deadline: 23 September 2015, 4pm

UK BBSRC-US NSF/BIO Lead Agency Pilot Opportunity UK BBSRC-US NSF/BIO Lead Agency Pilot 

Invitation only

Full proposal application deadline: 

Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme 

Application deadline: September 2015, TBC

Copyright: iStock Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (theme 3): Understanding real world interactions 

Research grants outline application deadline: 6 October 2015, 4pm

Copyright: iStockphoto Bioinformatics and Biological Resources Fund 

Application deadline: 7 October 2015, 4pm

Agri-Tech Catalyst 

Industrial research expression of interest deadline: 14 October 2015
Early- and late-stage deadline: 20 January 2016

Flexible Interchange Programme FLexible Interchange Programme (FLIP) 

Application deadline: 15 October 2015, 4pm

Modular Training Partnerships Modular Training Partnerships 

Application deadline: 15 October 2015, 4pm

David Phillips Fellowships David Phillips Fellowships 

Application deadline: 21 October 2015, 4pm

DRINC: Club members. Thinkstock Diet and Health Research Industry Club (DRINC) 

Invitation only

Full proposal application deadline: November 2015 (date TBC)

Copyright: iStock IB Catalyst 

Early-stage technical feasibility studies and late-stage technical feasibility studies registration deadline: 25 November 2015

Copyright: iStock Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (theme 2): Accelerating therapeutic and diagnostics development call 

Invitation only

Collaborative grants full application deadline: 7 December 2015, 4pm

BBSRC-Brazil (FAPESP) joint funding of research BBSRC-Brazil (FAPESP) joint funding of research 

Application deadline: as per next responsive mode

FAPESP Pump-Priming Awards (FAPPA) FAPESP Pump-Priming Awards (FAPPA) 

Application deadline: apply at any time

(at least 12 weeks before the proposed start of the project)

Follow-on Funding Follow-on Funding Pathfinder 

Application deadline: apply at any time

Industrial Partnership Awards Industrial Partnership Awards 

Application deadline: as per next responsive mode

International Scientific Interchange Scheme (ISIS) International Scientific Interchange Scheme (ISIS) 

Application deadline: apply at any time

(at least 6 weeks before travel)

Exploring Innovation Seminars 

Application deadline: apply at any time

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Knowledge Transfer Partnerships 

Application deadline: apply at any time

New Investigator Scheme New Investigator Scheme 

Application deadline: as per next responsive mode

Professional Internships for PhD Students Professional Internships for PhD Students 

Application deadline: apply at any time

Returners to Research Fellowships Returners to Research Fellowships 

Application deadline: apply at any time

'Stand-alone' LINK 'Stand-alone' LINK 

Application deadline: apply at any time

Future opportunities (by call opening)

Follow-on Funding Follow-on Funding 

Call opens: 14 September 2015

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