As part of the BBSRC standard research grants, we have an annual focus aiming to particularly promote and encourage activities within our ‘Welfare of managed animals’ strategic priority.
We recognise that the research community in this area is relatively small in comparison to many other sectors under our strategic priorities and the number of animal welfare applications to any individual responsive mode meeting is small.
As committee membership is designed to reflect the topic areas of the applications received, we encourage all welfare applications to be submitted to a single annual closing date, consequently increasing the number of relevant experts on the committee.
Please note, however, that in addition to this focus, animal welfare applications are welcome for any future grant round of the BBSRC standard research grants.
Applications are required to fit under the remit of the ‘Welfare of managed animals’ strategic priority which includes:
- companion animals
- farmed animals
- lab animals
- zoo animals.
Read the full scope for this strategic priority.
Find out more about the BBSRC portfolio.
We particularly welcome approaches that encourage collaborative research with users, research that informs public policy, and international partnerships.
You should pay particular attention to the potential impacts of your research.
Funding of up to £2 million is available for up to five years for:
- research projects, including technology development projects
- equipment or use of existing facilities
- new facilities or infrastructure
- research networks and coordination
- summer schools.
Working with Brazilian researchers
You can apply to work on projects with Brazilian researchers based at higher education and research organisations eligible for support from the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). Proposals must be in fields supported by both BBSRC and FAPESP. Funding for the work of Brazilian scientists on the project is funded by FAPESP.
More about working with Brazilian scientists (PDF, 34KB).
More about FAPESP.