Assists early-career researchers - newly employed university lecturers, lecturer level equivalent fellows whose awards were secured in open competition, and researchers in Research Council Institutes at the unified Research Council Band E or its equivalent - to secure their first major element of research funding.
Applicants must not have received competitive research funding from any source, as a Principal Investigator, that included post-doctoral research assistant staff support costs.
Our Committees assess applications against the same criteria as other responsive mode proposals; however, research potential rather than track record will be taken into account.
Proposals can be submitted in any area of science within the BBSRC remit - for VALIDATE members this is likely to be under 'One Health' or 'Biotechnology for Health'. They particularly encourage applications that are aligned with their overarching strategic priorities.
For the full call text please visit the BBSRC grant call webpage.