Funding Eligibility And Scope Check List

The Biofortification Hub provides grants to academic institutions eligible for BBSRC funding mainly, but not exclusively to support, Early Carrier Researchers (ECR) innovative research or mobility in collaboration with industry.

Staff from industry looking for a mobility placement in academia don’t need to meet the 8 criteria below and can proceed directly to the Flexible Mobility Award (FMA) page. Please contact the hub manager with any queries that you may have.

Please contact the hub manager with any queries that you may have.

Quick online check in eight self-assessed questions:

1: Scope. Which area of biofortification research will the project focus on?
  • Food
  • Feed
  • Fodder
  • Other (*)
2: Are you eligible for BBSRC funding (Institution and Principal Applicant)?
  • Yes/No
3: Who will do the work?
  • Junior postdoc
  • Senior Postdoc
  • Other (*)
4: Your grant application includes:

Directly Incurred costs and Max 20% institution Overheads (Overheads = Directly Allocated and Indirect Costs)

  • Yes/No
5: Your project has an industry link or partner?
  • Yes/No
6: Funding limit (100% of full economic cost)

-Business Interaction Voucher: £25K recommended / £50K max

-Proof of Concept award: £50K recommended / £100K max

-Flexible Mobility Award: £20K max

(Grants provide 80% of the full economic cost)

  • Yes/No
7: Duration limit

-Business Interaction Voucher: 6-9 months

-Proof of Concept award: 9-12 months

-Flexible Mobility Award: 3 months

  • Yes/No
8. You can join the Biofortification Hub network for free here

Am I eligible for funding?
If any answer above is NOYou are probably not eligible or in scope, but if in doubt please contact the hub manager with any query that you may have
If any answer above is Other (*)Please contact the hub manager for confirmation
If neither of these 2 options applyYou are eligible and in scope. You can submit a grant application to the Biofortification Hub