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Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC)

Interested in funding from SARIC? Go to the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC) sandpit page (in News, events and publications section).

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC) is a joint BBSRC and NERC initiative to support innovative projects that will provide solutions to key challenges affecting the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of the UK crop and livestock sectors.

Research challenges

Approximately £10M of funding is available through the 5-year partnership between BBSRC, NERC and a consortium of leading companies to address two key challenges identified by industry:

  • Resilient and robust crop and livestock production systems
  • Predictive capability and modelling for new technologies, tools, products and services

Funding for these areas is split into two streams:

  • Research grants, providing new knowledge and data
  • Research translation grants developing tools and products from existing data

In recognition of an increased interest and importance of the inclusion of social and economic science perspectives to challenges in sustainable agriculture, ESRC has become a partner in the second SARIC call for proposals.

Club members

SARIC has 12 company members who contribute to funding research and take part in directing the Club’s activities. SARIC has a total budget of approximately £10M:

  • £1M – company membership subscriptions
  • £9M – BBSRC, NERC and ESRC
Visit Natural Environment Research Council website
ESRC website

Industrial members

Associated British Agriculutre
Anglian Water website
Barworth Agriculture website
Bayer Crop Science website
BBRO website
Cawood Scientific website
Elsoms Seeds website
Envirnoment Systems
Visit the Monsanto website
Visit Syngenta website
Welsh Water website

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC): Third funding call

BBSRC and NERC invite proposals for both research and research translation projects to the third call of the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC).

Approximately £1.8 million of funding is available for this call, divided between: Research Grants (£1.2 million) and Research Translation Grants (£600,000). Guidance about submitting applications is described in the call text. For further details please see the Call webpage.