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Engineering Biology in Cambridge

 

Relevant funding opportunities for researchers in synthetic biology

Research Funding

BBSRC and EPSRC have both invested in synthetic biology. There are no specific active calls but they continue to fund through responsive mode grants.

Translational Funding and Investment

UKI2S

UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund (formerly the Rainbow Seed Fund) is a £27.1m early-stage venture capital fund building and growing technology companies stemming from the UK’s research base, with a specific programme for Synthetic Biology.

Latest Funding Opportunities

Applications are invited for the CATS administrated Access to Expertise call (AtE). Up to £15K (including VAT) can be obtained to support access to external consultancy services for translational research projects. Requested expertise can be, for example,...

The Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences (CATS) would like to announce the opening of the 2023 DCF call. Funding of up to £50,000 (100% direct costs only) for a maximum duration of nine months is available to support early stage...

The Milner Therapeutics Consortium is excited to announce its third call for research proposals, which is now open! The deadline for applications is 24th March 2023. Our pharma partners in the Milner Therapeutics Consortium are working together with academics...

The Centre for Integrative Neuroscience Discovery (CIND) is pleased to invite proposals for collaborative projects, led by two or more PIs from different departments/schools, at the intersections of neurocognition, neurocomputation and...

The 2022-23 Royce Institute equipment access scheme programme is now open for applications. Students, Post-Doc Researchers, Academics and SMEs are invited to apply for funding to access the Royce Institute equipment for imaging, characterisation and fabrication at Cambridge...

Full details for Round Two are not yet available as the call will open on 25 January 2023. This communication is to bring the scheme to your attention to allow candidates sufficient time to prepare strong applications. The University’s internal selection process for Round Two...

Following on the attached pre-notification about the ESRC Centres call, this is to announce that the internal selection process for the scheme has now opened. Although the funder has not published the full...

The 2022-23 Royce Institute equipment access scheme programme is now open for applications. Students, Post-Doc Researchers, Academics and SMEs are invited to apply for funding to access the Royce Institute equipment for imaging, characterisation and fabrication at Cambridge...

Participating in the LEAD programme will provide you with tools and insight to identify and overcome the obstacles for pursuing a career as a research leader in either academia or industry/biotech. The program offers full 3 years fellowships at a top European research centre....

PhD students and postdocs at the University of Cambridge can apply to join a 5 week training programme developed by the...

The Managers of the Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Fund invite applications for four Fellowships to be held in a Department in the School of the Biological Sciences (SBS) at the University of Cambridge from 1 October 2023 or otherwise by negotiation.
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The Public Engagement Starter Fund is an exciting opportunity for University of Cambridge researchers to apply for small grants to undertake innovative public engagement with research activities.The fund supports novel projects based on contemporary research at the University of Cambridge which...

The ESRC have announced their New Investigator Grant scheme. This scheme is suitable for early career researchers who have yet to make the transition to be an independent researcher. Proposals are...

Launched in June 2021, the Turing-Roche strategic partnership is a five-year collaboration between The Alan Turing Institute (the UK’s national institute for data science and AI)...

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.

UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £9 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not for profits.

Up to £2 million funding for UK-US collaborative research projects in the areas of biological informatics, systems understanding of host-microbe interaction, synthetic cells and cellular systems, synthetic microbial communities.

Research Fellowships available for early career researchers across any area of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) remit.

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable research and development (R&D) innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.

This scheme is for outstanding scientists who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field. These long term fellowships provide the opportunity and freedom to build an independent research career in the UK or Republic of Ireland and pursue cutting-edge scientific research.

Two new Farming Innovation Competitions are opening for applications on 31 August 2022 : Feasibility Projects and Small R&D Partnership Projects - Round 2. They are for farmers, growers, foresters, businesses and research organisations who want to help increase productivity and environmental sustainability in the agricultural and horticultural sectors in England through collaborative research and development. 

£50,000 funding, business coaching, mentoring and training for women entrepreneurs.

Full details for this round of the scheme are not yet available as the call will open only on 14 September 2022. This communication is to bring the scheme to your attention to allow candidates sufficient time to prepare strong applications. The University’s internal...

Nucleate - Activator Program for next generation bioentrepreneurs. Our primary program begins with a “mutual-matching” team formation phase, followed by workshops and mentor office hours, culminating in a final pitch showcase before world-renowned judges.

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UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million for early-stage, people and planet centred design projects to influence their future R&D activity. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will

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The GCRF Agrifood Africa Innovation Awards Round 3 is a £1.3 million funding scheme for collaborative UK/Africa projects to address African AgriFood challenges. Successful applicants will receive a grant of either £20,000 or £30,000 to support their collaborative UK/Africa AgriFood research and...

Up to £20,000 funding for development of relationships with non-academic stakeholders, beneficiaries, and partners in topics related to social sciences.