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Responsive mode research grants

We have a strong commitment to funding curiosity-led research and continue to advance excellent bioscience across our portfolio.

You can submit research grant applications at any time for consideration by one of our Research Committees under our responsive mode scheme, on any topic within Our portfolio.

  • Research Committee A – animal disease, health and welfare
  • Research Committee B – plants, microbes, food and sustainability
  • Research Committee C – genes, development and STEM* approaches to biology
    *Science Technology Engineering and Maths – Committee C will consider generic STEM approaches to biology; specific applications will be considered by the Committee providing the appropriate biological context
  • Research Committee D – molecules, cells and industrial biotechnology.
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There is considerable overlap between Research Committees. The diagram to the left shows some exemplar science areas and where they fit under our Research Committee structure. This is not an exhaustive list nor a list of current responsive mode priorities, these can be found below. Click the thumbnail for a larger version (PDF 260KB).

We will assess research grant applications using the most appropriate expertise. You may wish to consider our strategic and responsive mode priorities before submitting your application.