The Biofortification Hub offers funding to support innovative research via Proof of Concept (PoC) awards to encourage and support collaboration between academics and industrialists on Biofortification.
The awards will help pump-prime collaborative research projects of industrial relevance that could lead to a:
Longer term relationship
Route to commercial translation
Clear potential for further funding
New research technology transfer projects
OPEN PoC call (2023): Biofortification of food, feed and fodder
Deadline to submit proposal 01-06-2023 – call closed
Membership of the biofortification hub is encouraged but not mandatory to apply for PoC funding. You can become a member simply by filling the form online.
Detailed guidelines about PoC funding and how to apply are availablein the download section above.
PoC funded projects:
Successful applicant(s) will provide a public summary of the project (150 works)
All successful applicants (including co-investigators and industry partners) must join the Biofortification Hub network. It only takes two minutes to apply for membership online.
The academic applicant(s) and industrial partner(s) will agree a start date and will need to have a signed agreement in place prior to the project commencing
A formal offer letter (including award Terms and Conditions) will be issued to the successful applicant
A short report (authorised by the industrial partner for use in the public domain) and an expenditure statement (authorised by the applicant’s Institution) should be sent to the hub Manager within one month of project ending
Once a project has been completed, funds will be transferred at 80% fEC from BBSRC to Quadram Institute Bioscience then to the awardee.