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The inaugural RSE Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellowship Programme will invest in up to 20 high-potential entrepreneurs, academics and researchers.
This is an invitation to entrepreneurs from Scotland, the UK and from across the world to submit ideas which have the potential to be transformative.
Successful applicants will receive an RSE Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellowship operating over a period of a year with a host of bespoke benefits, including total grant funding of up to £900,000 (up to £45,000 grant per Fellow - £25,000 maintenance grant from Scottish Enterprise and up to £20,000 business development fund); a total of over £150,000 for a comprehensive and cutting-edge training programme personally tailored to develop business skills delivered to the highest of international standards; a dedicated mentor for each Fellow, and access to professional, financial and entrepreneurial networks.
Closing date 2nd May 2018 (5pm)
You don’t have to be in Scotland or be Scottish – to apply you can be anywhere in the world. You are not required to have an existing connection to the RSE, the only condition is that you agree to relocate or establish your business here in Scotland.
This award is aimed at those interested in animal genetics, aimed at allowing people to attend meetings and undertake study tours or projects, it can also be used to bring animal geneticists to UK meetings.
Applications should reflect areas of current or future interest that will advance research and education in the application of genetics to livestock production.
Around £1400 is available annually, although a proportion of these monies may be held over to allow more funding to be available in years when the World Congress in Genetics Applied Livestock Production, to fund attendance of that conference.
Alan Robertson was a population geneticist and a major influence in the widespread adoption of artificial insemination of cattle and on estimating genetic effects that influence quantitative traits. Robertson spent most of his working life based at the National Animal Breeding and Genetics Research Organisation in Edinburgh as a member of the Unit of Animal Genetics.
Closing date 31st October (annual).
In years when the WCGALP is being held (every four years, 2018, 2022, 2026...) an additional application period will be added as notified by the society.
This scholarship is open to both members and non-members of BSAS.
The GCRF Networks in Vaccines Research and Development (IVVN, BactiVac, HIC-Vac, IMPRINT, and VALIDATE) are running a five day workshop on veterinary and human vaccinology in association with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO), from Monday 3 through Friday 7 December 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. This workshop is being coordinated and delivered through the IVVN Network, with additional financial support provided by each of the vaccinology networks via network sponsored scholarships. There are a total of 40 scholarships available to attend this workshop, of which BactiVac will be sponsoring five. For more information on the programme, scholarships and application process please visit the course page. Scholarships are available to attend the vaccinology course (deadline: Sunday 9 September) with preference being given to early career researchers and PhD students. The catalyst fund call (deadline: mid-October) offers flexible awards of up to £50,000 for projects of 6-12 months. You may also wish to check the Bactivac opportunities page nearer to the time.
Catalyst funding for pump-priming projects Round 2. The call for proposals for the second round of catalyst funding will open in mid-August 2018. Key dates for Round 2 are below and you will receive notification via email once the call is open.
Applications open: mid-August 2018
Applications close: mid-October 2018
Notification of funding: end of January 2019
Funding available: beginning of February 2019 (please note that all projects in this round must start no later than 1 March 2019)
First round of catalyst funding. All fully executed pump-priming projects and training awards are now published on the GCRF website: Project Awards Round 1 Awardees and Training Awards Round 1 Awardees.
AHDB Pork welcomes applications to run projects that align with the objectives of the current AHDB Pork business plan “Going For Growth”.
Applications are welcomed from producers, individuals or consortia, ranging from small innovation grant projects to field trials and large consortium-based research.
The BBSRC is one of seven Research Councils that work together as Research Councils UK (RCUK). Funded by the Government's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
BBSRC provide a range of funding opportunities to enable individuals and groups to pursue world-class bioscience research. This includes joint opportunities with other Research Councils and organisations.
How to Apply:
Contact your local KTP Adviser or Office or call: +44 3003 214357.
A KTP can last between 12 and 36 months depending on the project and the needs of the business. It is part-funded by a grant. The amount businesses need to contribute is different for SMEs and larger companies.
2017/18 close dates for submission are aligned with Innovate UK’s sector and open competitions.
Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency, funding and supporting science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy.
Innovate UK traditionally offers research funding for research collaborations between industry and academia, including PhD CASE studentships, KTPs (Knowledge transfer Partnerships) and latterly through the Agri-Tech Catalyst scheme. Please note that Innovate UK funding schemes are currently being redefined.
If you have any questions, please contact customer support service on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0300 321 4357.
NPSC is a collaborative centre of excellence in phenotypic screening applied to human, animal and plant health. Assays run within the consortium are sourced from academia and fully funded through assay development, screening and hit validation.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellowships enable promising science and technology researchers to grow into successful entrepreneurs.
Fellowships funded by Scottish Enterprise comprise the bulk of the programme. These awards are designed to encourage and enable the development of a new business based in Scotland around a technological idea developed by the Enterprise Fellow, either individually or with others, and within which the Enterprise Fellow would be expected to play a leading, though not necessarily the leading, role.
Opportunities are posted when available. Please check this page again for future updates.