Following the launch of the Synthetic Biology Roadmap in 2012, the RCUK Synthetic Biology Working Group is developing a call for Multi-disciplinary Research Centres in Synthetic Biology. The call will be supported by BBSRC and EPSRC, with BBSRC administering the call.
Up to six centres will be funded in two phases; three in this financial year and three next financial year.
The call is expected to launch in June, preceded by an 'Expression of Interest' (EoI) stage to which interested parties must submit a short application. The 'Expression of Interest' stage will be launching early May.
For more information visit: www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/2013/synthetic-biology-research-centres.aspx .