Funding from PHYCONET

Secondment funding

  • Eligible PHYCONET members can apply for up to £3000 for secondments to another academic laboratory or to industry for the purpose of learning new techniques, acquiring new skills or carrying out a piece of work not possible in their laboratory
  • The secondment should not exceed 2 months
  • Members meeting the BBSRC eligibility criteria can apply on behalf of members who do not meet the criteria (e.g. PI on behalf of PDRA)
  • Students whose stipends contain funds for training activities are not eligible
  • Applications will be reviewed quarterly – next deadline is 5pm on 1 November 2017
  • Please read the PHYCONET Secondment Funding Terms & Conditions before completing the application form

 

Business Interaction Vouchers

  • We are now able to offer BIV funding up to the value of £10,000 (inclusive of VAT)
  • Project duration 6 months (maximum)
  • Industrial partner contribution expected to be at least to the value of the voucher as cash or in-kind contribution
  • Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis – next deadline is 5pm on 15 December, 2017
  • Please read the PHYCONET Business Interaction Voucher Terms & Conditions before completing the application form

 

Training & Conference Funding

Funds are available to PHYCONET members who meet the BBSRC eligibility criteria in section 3 of the BBSRC Research Grants guide.

  • Apply for up to £250 for an event in the UK and up to £750 for an international event
  • Funds can be used to cover travel, accommodation expenses and event fee
  • Members meeting the BBSRC eligibility criteria can apply on behalf of members who do not meet the criteria (e.g. PI on behalf of PDRA)
  • Students whose stipends contain funds for training activities are not eligible
  • Applications will be reviewed quarterly – next deadline is 5pm on 1 November 2017, for events starting between 1 January and 31 March, 2018
  • Please read the PHYCONET Training & Conference Funding Terms & Conditions before completing the application form

 


Funding from Other Sources

BBSRC

BBSRC has many research funding schemes, including fellowships, research grants, special opportunities and international funding opportunities, and, in conjunction with EPSRC and Innovate UK, set up the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst for accelerating the commercialisation of industrial biotechnology-derived products and processes. If applying, please consult the BBSRC IB Catalyst website for advice and also read the following BBSRC advice for IB Catalyst applicants.

Innovate UK

Working with business, research and policy makers, Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board) offers funding and support to help businesses develop new products and services – and bring them closer to market.

IBLF

The Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum (IBLF) is an industry led and Government sponsored initiative to drive a bio-economy in the UK.

Royal Society

The Royal Society provides a range of grant schemes to support the UK scientific community and foster collaboration between UK-based and overseas scientists.

H2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

 

Phyconet News

  • September 29, 2017

    The PHYCONET September 2017 newsletter is now available. If you would like to receive the next newsletter direct to your inbox, please join us by completing the short form on the Membership page.

  • Six PHYCONET members recently attended a 2-day HPLC course, tailored to algae researchers, at RLC Lab in Loughborough. The course covered theory and application by analysing test mixes/algae extracts, investigating the effect of changing key parameters (organic solvent concentration, flow

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  • Research Associate Marin Sawa from Imperial College London was invited to exhibit her “Algaerium Bioprinter and Algae Printing” work at the prestigious international STARTS Prize 2017 at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz earlier this month. The STARTS (Science, Technology and

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