Remit, programmes and priorities - BBSRC

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Our research portfolio and priorities

BBSRC’s priorities guide what we invest in across our research portfolio.

Our research and innovation priorities are based on our high-level objectives: advancing the frontiers of bioscience discovery, and tackling strategic challenges.

Advancing the frontiers of bioscience discovery

Our priorities for this objective are:

Tackling strategic challenges

Our priorities for this objective are:

You can find out more about our high-level objectives and research and innovation priorities in BBSRC’s delivery plan.

If you’re applying for a standard research grant

It’s a good idea to consider how your research contributes to BBSRC’s strategic priorities if you’re applying for a standard research grant (a funding opportunity open to a wide range of research and approaches within BBSRC’s remit).

We also encourage proposals for research with potential impacts relating to at least one of these priority areas:

BBSRC also welcomes research proposals that outline how you will improve the effectiveness and impact of research by focusing on any of these additional priority areas:

How we manage our portfolio and priorities

BBSRC’s strategy advisory panels help to shape our research and innovation portfolios. The panels consist of experts and stakeholders from the biosciences research community, the private sector, learned societies and wider society.

You can also help shape our future research portfolio by submitting a Big Idea to our pipeline of ambitious and adventurous ideas from the bioscience community.

Last updated: 24 January 2022

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