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UK BBSRC-US NSF/BIO Lead Agency Pilot

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Call status: Closed
Previous call: 17 April 2015 – 2 June 2015


  • The US National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Research Councils UK (RCUK)


The pilot allowed US and UK researchers to submit a single collaborative proposal to undergo a single peer review process. The pilot accepted submissions in the areas of intersection between NSF/BIO and BBSRC (responsive mode only) as set out below:


The MoU provides an overarching framework to encourage collaboration between US and UK research communities and sets out the principles by which jointly supported activities might be developed.

For further information about NSF-BIO Directorate visit the NSF website.

Timeline for submissions to BBSRC

Deadline for Letter of Intent 2 June 2015, 4pm
Deadline for full proposal 23 September 2015, 4pm
Proposal assessed by BBSRC February 2016
Applicants notified of outcome March 2016


BBSRC International Collaborative Agreements

Related calls: collaboration international partnerships