Large Grants

BBSRC Strategic Longer and Larger grants: Frontier bioscience

The 2018/19 strategic Longer and Larger (sLoLa) call invites proposals focused on frontier bioscience: leading-edge discovery research that addresses significant fundamental questions in bioscience. Funded through responsive mode.

Call status: Open
Webinar: 15 May 2018, 12:15-13:15
Registration deadline: 22 June 2018
Outline application deadline: 12 July 2018, 16:00
Full application (invite only) deadline: 16 January 2019, 16:00 (TBC)

The indicative budget for this call is up to £16 million, subject to the quality of applications received. Proposals must be over £2 million (100% FEC project value) and can be up to five years in duration. We anticipate awarding 3-5 sLoLa grants in the 2018/19 call.

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UKRI Strength in Places Fund

Led by UK Research and Innovation, Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) is a new competitive funding scheme that takes a place-based approach to research and innovation funding, to support significant regional growth.

The programme will consist of two stages, with waves of funding. The first will call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from regional consortia. Following expert review and panel assessment, the EOIs that pass this pre-qualifying stage with strongest alignment to the call criteria will receive up to £50K seedcorn funding to develop full stage proposals over a period of up to 24 weeks. For the second stage, those EOIs supported with seedcorn funding will bid for full funding of between £10 million and, exceptionally, £50 million. After the second, full stage assessment, a number of the highest quality proposals will then receive funding for between 3 – 5 years, depending on the individual proposal, to deliver a bespoke package of interventions in that locality. In this first wave of funding, UKRI expects to fund between 4 and 8 bids.

UKRI is also holding a number of stakeholder events across the UK during May and June focusing on ‘place’ and these will include an introduction to the UKRI Strength in Places call for expressions of interest.

Read more here.