This call for proposals aims to encourage pump-priming projects from collaborations between scientists in the UK and other countries, leading to the development of new long term research programmes.
Funding body: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Maximum value:£ 30,000
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is one of seven Research Councils that work together as Research Councils UK (RCUK). It is funded by the Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The BBSRC has launched this new call as part of the international Partnering Awards (PA), aimed at fostering links with researchers in countries not covered by the established PA schemes.
The current PA calls have forged links between the UK and overseas research communities in China, India, US, Japan, Brazil and Taiwan, leading to successful international research projects. It is anticipated that the Other Countries PA will stimulate the establishment of long term collaborations with overseas scientists and BBSRC-funded researchers in areas that fall within the BBSRC remit, by awarding the pump-priming funds required to successfully instigate the partnership.
BBSRC is particularly interested in cultivating partnerships with research groups and programmes in the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR) centres. The main objectives of the Other Countries PA scheme are:
•To establish partnerships between laboratories in the UK and overseas.
•To promote the exchange of scientists, particularly early career scientists.
•To promote access to suitable facilities.
•To enhance collaborative activities with CGIAR Centres and programmes.
•To encourage collaborations with research groups particularly in Argentina, Audtralia, Canada and New Zealand.
Research groups should try and access other sources of funding in addition to the Partnering Award.
Applicants should be current BBSRC grant holders, or researchers employed at national institutes of bioscience who are in receipt of BBSRC research funding. A UK consortium of academics may apply but one person should be lead applicant.
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