Funding brief: The Other Countries Partnering Awards will provide funding to support the development of long-term collaborations with overseas scientists in countries not currently offered though our existing partnering award schemes.
● To establish partnerships between UK and overseas laboratories
● To promote the exchange of scientists, particularly early career scientists
● To promote access to facilities
● To enhance collaborative activities with CGIAR Centres and programmes (Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research Centres)
While this scheme will consider applications for partnership activities with any country not currently covered by individual schemes, BBSRC particularly welcomes applications which seek to partner with researchers in Argentina, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
● Funds can only be used for travel, subsistence and other activities, such as workshops or exchanges. They are not to fund salary costs, consumables, items of equipment or other research costs, nor to link ongoing single collaborative projects
● Typically up to £30,000 over a four year period for partnerships with one or more life science laboratories in countries not currently eligible through our existing partnering award schemes
● Research groups should try and access other sources of funding in addition to the Partnering Award
● Please note that annual call for Partnering Awards with Brazil, China, India, Japan, USA and Taiwan will continue and that applicants who wish to partner with researchers in these countries should apply to the specific scheme
● Successful awards should aim to start from April 2019.
● The relevance of the award and benefit that this will bring to BBSRC
● The benefits brought back to the UK; for example through access to new facilities or unique partnerships that would have been otherwise unavailable
● The uniqueness of the opportunity to work with international partners in ways that would otherwise be unavailable
● The level of contribution (either financial or in-kind) from the UK institution or the overseas partner
● The opportunities for the exchange of scientists, with a balance of activities that are appropriate to the topic area
● The opportunities for early career researchers that will benefit their future career.
Donor Name: The UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Funding name: The Other Countries Partnering Awards
Deadline: 15th, November, 2018, Thursday, at 16:00,
Funding details link: Click to view
Funding limit: Typically up to £30,000 over a four year period for partnerships with one or more life science laboratories in countries not currently eligible through our existing partnering award schemes
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: 1st, April, 2019
Project duration: Over a four year period for partnerships
Eligible organization: As below
● Open to current BBSRC research grant holders and researchers employed at National Institutes of Bioscience who are in receipt of BBSRC funding
● UK consortia of academics may apply, with one person acting as the lead.
Eligible Country: While this scheme will consider applications for partnership activities with any country not currently covered by individual schemes, BBSRC particularly welcomes applications which seek to partner with researchers in Argentina, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
Case for Support
● The case for support should be a maximum of 3 sides of A4 written in single spaced Arial,
● Helvetica or Verdana typeface font size 11 and margins must not be less than 2cm. The Case for
Support must contain the following sections:
● The main scientific objectives.
● Summary of previous contact or links with proposed partners.
● Details of the work to be carried out.
● Statement of added value: Indicate the benefit of the proposed collaboration to UK science and in particular, the relevance to your current BBSRC funding.
Applications must demonstrate how this award will add value to BBSRC science (and in particular their associated BBSRC-funded research grant) and facilitate longer-term collaborations between the UK and the partnering country.
● A Gantt chart or diagrammatic action plan which outlines the activities and timelines for the work to
● Be carried out must be included in the application (Maximum 1 side of A4).
● A short proposal letter must be included in the application.
● CVs and publication lists are not required; however applicants may wish to include any particularly pertinent recent publications. A letter of support (maximum 1 side of A4) from, for example, the proposed collaborators may also be included but is not mandatory.
● For a full list of information required for collaborative grants with Industry and other users, please refer to the BBSRC grants guide (section 2.8-2.17 of the guideline).
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