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

  • November 9, 2017

    Two places are now available on the PHYCONET Management Board, and we invite members to apply for these positions. Duties will include attending Management Board meetings in London twice a year (travel expenses will be reimbursed) and reviewing applications for

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  • November 3, 2017

    The PHYCONET October 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.

  • PHYCONET were recently awarded additional funding in the form of an Industrial Biotechnology Seeding Catalyst Award from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (supported by BBSRC, EPSRC and Innovate UK). We can announce that the following applicants have been awarded funding:

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