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Engineering Biology in Cambridge


The BBSRC IAA Pump-Priming Funding Call 2022 is now open to support early-stage impact projects and knowledge exchange with users in industry, policy and third sector organisations, with a view to accelerating the translation of research outputs into impacts.  

  • Awards: up to £20,000 per application 
  • Project start date:  9 January 2023-28 February 2023 
  • Project duration: up to 6 months  
  • Deadline for applications: 21 November 2022 at 16.00 

Who can apply? 

Funding is open to Principal Investigators employed within a University department with project proposals within the BBSRC remit. Please note that, in contrast to previous BBSRC IAAs, previous/current BBSRC funding is NOT a requirement. Applications from ECRs with PIs as co-applicants are encouraged.

What activities can be funded? 

  • Activities which aim to impact on policy, business and third sector practice, resources and/or procedure  

  • Proof-of-concept studies and/or trials 

  • Pursuit of commercialisation, for example, by developing prototypes, undertaking market validation, accessing expertise to understand the regulatory landscape etc. 

How to apply 

To apply, visit the BBSRC IAA webpage for guidance, application forms and terms and conditions. 

If you have any queries, please contact: Marwah Hassan,  

Please also contact us if you have a potential project which does not fit the timescale or budget for this call, as there may be future funding opportunities.