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Engineering Biology in Cambridge


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.

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  • Deadline: 21st September
  • Funding: up to £2 million (80% FEC)
  • Duration: 3-4 years
  • Location: UK-wide

Apply for funding to collaborate with US researchers on a single joint proposal. You must be based at an organisation eligible for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding. Your project should:

  • address the priorities of both BBSRC and NSF/BIO
  • provide a clear rationale for the need for a US-UK collaboration.

The full economic cost of your project, including the UK and US components, can be up to £2 million. BBSRC will fund 80% of the full economic cost for the UK component. The duration of your project should aim to be between three to four years, and must not exceed five years.

This opportunity allows US and UK researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal that will undergo a single review process by the lead agency, on behalf of both NSF/BIO and BBSRC.nIn 2022 to 2023, proposals will be accepted for UK and US collaborative projects in the areas of intersection between NSF/BIO and BBSRC as set out in the notice of intentions. Proposals must address the priorities of both BBSRC and participating NSF/BIO divisions. You must provide a clear rationale for the need for a US and UK collaboration, including the unique expertise and synergy that the collaborating groups will bring to the project.

Areas of focus

Proposals relevant to the following priority areas and agency programs are eligible to apply for this opportunity.

  • Biological informatics
  • Systems understanding of host-microbe interaction
  • Synthetic cells and cellular systems
  • Synthetic microbial communities

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