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Engineering Biology - Call Launch Webinar
This community webinar will provide details on the upcoming UKRI-funded Transition Award and Breakthrough Award opportunities in Engineering Biology.

Engineering Biology

UKRI partners including BBSRC, EPSRC, Innovate UK, MRC, and NERC, have worked closely with MoD/Dstl to engage the UK community and establish a vision for UK engineering biology.

Building on this vision, UKRI continues to develop a proposal for an ambitious National Engineering Biology Programme (NEBP) to support and progress the world leading expertise of engineering biology in the UK both now and into the future.

Engineering Biology Aims

As UKRI continues to work towards establishing a NEBP, we recognise the imminent pressures on engineering biology, so we have defined the following short term aims and objectives:

• Building on the existing foundations. UKRI aims to provide the opportunity to retain and sustain the UK’s world leading capability in engineering biology.
• Building momentum and bridging capability. UKRI aims to support the transition of the UK community towards the vision and model of the proposed NEBP, across disciplines and sectors.

Engineering Biology Funding Opportunities

To address these two aims, UKRI-BBSRC in collaboration with EPSRC, Innovate UK, MRC and NERC, are planning to launch two funding opportunities:

Breakthrough awards – An open call for 15 awards, up to 12-months each, that aim to stimulate the development of novel ideas in the discovery-inspired themes of the NEBP, seeding potential future areas of research.

Transition awards – An open call for 10 awards, up to 24-months each, that will simultaneously provide investment to maintain and support existing capability while enabling the community to align scientific focus with the NEBP and provide opportunities for the growth of new clusters.

Jul 1, 2021 10:30 AM in London

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