Call for BBSRC Agri-systems research Proposals to enhance livelihoods in developing Countries

Application Deadline: September 19, 2018

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is pleased to announce a call for collaborative proposals to address research challenges relating to the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems in developing countries.

The aim of this call is to enhance livelihoods through interdisciplinary research to improve agricultural systems by understanding, at multiple scales, interactions between the biology of crops and farmed animals (including aquaculture), their environments and management.

Funding: Up to 8 million is available for the call.


The call is open only to individuals and organisations normally eligible to apply to the UK Research Councils for research grants, see: UK Research and Innovation: Eligibility for funding.

Applications must be led by an eligible Principal Investigator in the UK.

As well as UK researchers normally eligible for BBSRC funding, applications may – and are expected to – (for this call only) include as Co-Investigators eligible “in-country” researchers based in any of the DAC-countries listed in the Downloads section. Full details of eligibility for this call are provided in the Guidance for applicants. Projects are expected to be co-designed and delivered in integrated and equitable partnerships between researchers in the UK and the target country/countries. They must be based on an existing UK-DAC-list country partnership, evidence of which should be provided.

How to apply: The mode of applying online. For more information, you may visit the BBSRC.

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