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Funding for impact is available for BBSRC remit projects 

The University’s BBSRC IAA Pump-Priming Funding Call 2023 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 £40,000 per application 
  • Project start date:  1 November 2023-15 January 2024 
  • Project duration: up to 9 months  
  • Deadline for applications: 18 September 2023 at 16.00 

Who can apply? 

Funding is open to researchers employed by the collegiate University with project proposals within the BBSRC remit. Previous/current BBSRC funding is NOT a requirement. Applications from ECRs with PIs as co-applicants are encouraged.

What activities can be funded?

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Activities which aim to impact on policy, business and third sector practice
  • Engaging and influencing non-academic partners and end users, e.g. policymakers, farmers, industry etc.
  • Testing models/diagnostics/crops etc. in real world settings/conditions
  • Pursuit of commercialisation e.g. prototype development, market validation, access 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. 

We strongly encourage contacting Dr Carmen Fernandez-Posada and Lauren Maggs ( to discuss your idea in advance so we can provide tailored support and advice to maximise the strength of your application.