The BBSRC Follow-on Fund (FoF) is designed to support the translation of fundamental research into practical application, including commercialisation. We want to ensure that innovation arising from BBSRC-funded research has the best opportunity to create positive impacts for society.
Our FoF is designed to support the translation of fundamental research funded by BBSRC into practical application, including commercialisation.
We invest in excellent fundamental bioscience research, making the UK a world leader in this field. We want to ensure that innovation arising from BBSRC-funded research has the best opportunity of creating a positive economic and social impact now and in the future.
The FoF is a single award. You can request between £100,000 to £800,000 full economic cost (FEC). BBSRC provides 80% of the FEC.
Funding is for up to two years (24 months).
Projects considered through this programme must have a direct link to current or previous BBSRC-supported funding.
Applications are assessed by an independent committee or panel. Details of committee members can be found in the ‘Governance, management and panels’ section.
Standard BBSRC eligibility rules apply. See the BBSRC guidance for applicants.