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Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC): Third funding call

Copyright: BBSRC

Call status: Closed
Previous call: 26 October 2017 - 29 November 2017

BBSRC and NERC invite proposals for both research and research translation projects to the third call of the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC).

Approximately £1.8 million of funding is available for this call, divided between: research grants (£1.2 million) and research translation grants (£600,000). Guidance about submitting applications is described in the call text.


Applications must fit with the two key challenges of SARIC; ‘Resilient and robust crop and livestock production systems’ and ‘Predictive capabilities for sustainable agriculture’, as described in the call text.

Applicants applied to attend a workshop on 24-26 October 2017 in Birmingham (see related links). The sandpit was an opportunity for applicants to:

  • understand the SARIC research challenges and assessment process
  • meet other potential applicants and form new collaborations
  • discuss proposals with representatives from the SARIC steering group, the Club's company members and the research councils.

Delegates who attended the sandpit are invited to apply to this call. Applicants will be able to include researchers not present at the sandpit as Co‑Investigators or project team members, providing there is strong scientific justification for their inclusion.


Standard RCUK eligibility rules for BBSRC and NERC apply to this call.

How to apply

This call is closed to applications.

Full guidance can be found in the call text. Applications must be submitted via the Je-S system by 29 November 2017, 16:00 (GMT). Late applications will not be accepted.


Stage Date
Call opens 26 October 2017
Application deadline 29 November 2017, 16:00 GMT
Announcement of awards May 2018

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