Following the update of its strategic plan at the start of 2014, BBSRC has refreshed its research funding priorities for Responsive Mode grants.
The Strategic Plan 'The Age of Bioscience', first published in 2010, enabled BBSRC to identify emerging opportunities within bioscience. It was refreshed in 2014 to provide an opportunity to review progress and enable BBSRC to continue to seize emerging opportunities at the cutting edge of bioscience.
To reflect these changes BBSRC has revised its Responsive Mode strategic priorities. For many of the previous priorities relatively modest revisions have been made, some have been merged and four new research funding priority areas have been introduced. These are:
- Combatting antimicrobial resistance
- Food, nutrition and health
- Reducing waste in the food chain
- Sustainably enhancing agricultural production
As well as prioritising these funding areas BBSRC remains committed to funding world-class research across the biological sciences through Responsive Mode grants and other funding calls. A significant proportion of BBSRC's portfolio funds this underpinning research.
BBSRC's funding priorities can be viewed at: www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/priorities
The refreshed strategic plan is available here: www.bbsrc.ac.uk/strategy.