Funding round-up: Summer 2014

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Published on: July 16, 2014

Here’s your irregular round-up of funding opportunities. Some of these deadlines will already be burned into your brains, but hopefully there a few useful new ones for you to think about!

Many of the options below are only available if you are a member of a society. Funding is one of many benefits to joining a learned society (blog post on this from Sarah Blackford), and if you’re a student your institution might even pay for the membership fee for you.


Travel – conferences

British Mycological Society Small Grants: Deadlines 20 July, 20 September, 20 December, 20 March every year. Not pure plant science, but worth a look if you work on plant-fungi interactions or soil. Grants available for fieldwork, travel to meetings, to buy books or scientific equipment.

The Genetics Society Conference Grants: Deadlines 1 August, 1 November, 1 February, 1 May. Two types of grants are available depending on whether the event is linked to the Genetics Society or not.


Funding opportunities with deadlines in the next two months

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Published on: August 1, 2012

Grants with deadlines in August and September

Science outreach from the Biochemical Society: Deadline 27 September. Up to £1000 available for a science outreach project.

BBSRC Policy Placements for BBSRC-funded PhD students: Deadline 14 September. Fully funded three month placement with a science policy team, with a three month extension to your PhD to compensate for your time.

BBSRC Flexible Interchange Programme: Deadline 20 September. £150k for a scheme lasting up to 24 months involving the ‘interchange’ of a person between working environments. The interchange may be between, for example, academia and policy, business, or a different academic discipline.

The Leverhulme Trust International NetworkVisiting Professorships and Research Project Grants. Deadline: 1 September or 1 December. Funding for international collaborations and original research projects.

BBSRC David Phillips Fellowships: Deadline 20 September.Funding for a five year project for an experienced post-doc to become a PI.

COST Open Call: Deadline 28 September. Funding for a research network, not original research. Money can be used for organization of meetings, conferences, workshops etc, and travel and subsistence for them. Initial application is a preliminary report, after which you may be invited to submit a full proposal.

BBSRC Sustainable Energy and Biofuels: Deadline 30 August for intention to submit; 9 October for applications. Funding for a proposed collaborative project between a UK university and an university in India.


Some travel grants which have rolling deadlines

BBSRC International Scientific Exchange Scheme (ISIS): apply 6 weeks before travel. Up to £5000 for travel and subsistence for short term travel intended for meetings, long term travel, and stays of up to one month to work in a lab outside of the UK. Students are not eligible for travel.

EMBO Short-term fellowships: apply at least three months before travel. Funding for early career (PhD students or researchers less than 10 years from the end of their PhD) researchers to work in a lab outside of their own country for up to 3 months. This is for collaborations, not consultancy. Funding covers travel and subsistence.


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