BBSRC New Investigator Scheme

Type of funding: ECR research funding

This assists early-career researchers in securing their first major element of research funding. Applications should be made to the following committees according to the research topic:
- Research Committee A evaluates proposals related to animal disease, health and welfare

We will award 80% of the full economic costs of your research, and your organisation must agree to find the balance.

Projects can range in size up to £2 million and last up to five years. Funding can support a range of activities from research projects to technology development, new infrastructure and equipment, use of equipment and facilities, networks, and summer schools.

This call is repeated three times a year.

Deadline: 13/01/2021

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants must be newly employed university lecturers, fellows at the lecturer level whose awards were secured in open competition, or researchers in research council institutes at the unified research council band E or its equivalent. They must not have received competitive research funding as a PI from any source that included postdoctoral research assistant staff support costs.

Further information can be found here.