Crop genomics and technologies
This is a BBSRC-DBT joint call
Deadline for Intention to Submit form: 18 April 2013
Application deadline: 19 June 2013
After a successful joint workshop (see external link) held in May 2012 in Norwich, the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and India's Department of Biotechnology (DBT) announces a joint call for research proposals.
This call seeks to build on the combined strengths of academic research groups within India and the UK to work together on collaborative multidisciplinary projects involving sequencing, genomics and bioinformatics for crop improvement. BBSRC and DBT have earmarked up to £5M each for this call, for projects up to a maximum duration of three years.
Priority areas for this call fall into two categories:
- Next generation sequencing
- TILLING platform
- Genetic diversity resources
- High throughput chemical profiling
- Crop stress biology
- Resource use efficiency
- Product quality
- Plant architecture
Standard BBSRC and DBT criteria guidelines will apply, any potential applicants who are unsure whether they and/or their institution meets the relevant eligibility criteria are encouraged to contact the BBSRC or DBT office.
How to apply
For full details please see the call text download below.
- Call text (PDF 269KB)
- Intention to submit (DOC 140KB)
- Case for support (DOC 149KB)
- DBT finance proforma (DOC 106KB)
- Frequently asked questions (PDF 136KB)