BBSRC advice for IB Catalyst applicants

Please also consult the BBSRC IB Catalyst website for further details.

  • Please indicate whether you are a member of a BBSRC NIBB in your application, whether membership in the NIBB directly influenced the proposal, and if you have applied for/been awarded PoC or BIV funding.
  • Use the guidance documents.
  • Seek advice on scope from IB Catalyst coordinator.
  • Ensure activities and integration of all partners are well articulated in the proposal.
  • Consider carefully the ELSI and ensure they are reflected in the risk register.
  • Project management should be clear – include project manager if appropriate.
  • Be clear on Freedom to operate and IP.
  • If using non-UK partner, justify why.


Please note the new rule on PI eligibility (from Round 3 onwards):

  • The number of IB Catalyst Early Stage Translation Awards that a PI can hold will be limited to one grant at any one time.
  • If a PI is in the final year of their IB Catalyst Early Stage Translation Award, they may apply for a further award.
  • Rule has been implemented by the IB Catalyst Management Board to focus PIs on delivering the outcomes of their IB Catalyst grants. PIs can hold concurrent awards from the other streams.







Phyconet News

  • April 10, 2018

    IBioIC are participants in the Interreg funded project “European Marine Biological Resource Centre Biobank”. The project is organising a 1 day workshop on “Practical steps for facilitating the use of marine biological resources for commercial R&D in the context of

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  • March 28, 2018

    The PHYCONET March 2018 newsletter is now available. To receive the next newsletter direct to your inbox, please join us by completing the short form on the Membership page.

  • PHYCONET, in conjunction with the Center for Microalgal Biotechnology and Biofuels at the Institute of Hydrobiology in Wuhan, China, is organising an international workshop, to be held 19-21 September in Wuhan. The objective is to bring UK and Chinese microalgae

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