BBSRC Engineering Biology Transition Awards

Closing Date: 22/09/2021

Funding for research, community and capacity development in engineering biology by UK researchers.

Engineering biology is the process of taking synthetic biology concepts and translating them into real-world solutions. It is the design and fabrication of biological components and systems using engineering technologies and principles, from modifications to natural systems through to artificial biology.

Engineering Biology Transition Awards will enable both the creation of communities, towards new and novel research activities, and the support for existing research communities, by taking current expertise and impact and driving it further through research development and commercial partnership.

It is anticipated that successful grants will help deliver the aims of this opportunity:

  • Support discovery and application inspired research and innovation activities and community development, further facilitating multi and interdisciplinary working aligned with the themes of the proposed National Engineering Biology Programme
  • Maintain capability and capacity in the UK, by establishing community collaborations both new and through enhancing existing centres of excellence to further develop activities and undergo a step-change
  • Build on existing expertise and fundamental research to drive impact through translation and commercial partnership, depending on the research area

This opportunity is being delivered by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) on behalf of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC), and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Funding body Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Maximum value £1,880,000
Reference ID S22479
Category Biotechnology and Biology

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