Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

BBSRC invests to push back the frontiers of biology and deliver a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future.



Funding opportunities

Build a network to promote academic engagement with catapults

Apply for funding to build a network that will:

  • encourage engagement between academia and the catapult centres
  • deliver the Researchers in Residence awards.

You must:

  • be a UK resident
  • be based at an eligible research organisation
  • have experience of running large centres or networks.

Purchase mid-range equipment for biosciences research: ALERT 2021

Apply for funding for mid-range equipment for research across BBSRC’s scientific areas.

You must be a researcher from an eligible UK research organisation.

You can only lead on one application.

This is the latest round of ALERT funding.


Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Polaris House,
North Star Avenue,

Changes to BBSRC's website

Following the move of BBSRC funding opportunities and news to the UKRI website, this summer we are starting to move more of BBSRC’s web content to the new integrated site.

Use the content listing above and search the  BBSRC’s website for other BBSRC content.

NOTE Council web content is being transitioned to this website – let us know if you have feedback or would like to help us test new developments.