UK AQUACULTURE:  Workshop towards collaborative research & collaboration on “Aquaculture & natural capital“, climate change impacts etc…

A UK Aquaculture Initiative/ Workshop to be held on December 7 next is a joint Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) initiative to support high-quality, innovative research and research translation within a growing community of people working together towards a mutual goal of developing a healthy, safe and sustainable UK aquaculture system.

BBSRC and NERC will shortly announce a call for applications in aquaculture research. For more information, see: Pre-announcement: BBSRC/NERC Joint Call in Aquaculture: Collaborative Research and Innovation.

This call launch workshop will provide:

  • Information and Q&A around the funding call
  • Opportunities for networking and consortia building.

Industry representatives and Early Career Researchers in attendance at this event will have the opportunity to give 3 minute presentations on their area of work and research interests in order to facilitate networking.

Registration for the workshop is now open. Registration closes on 29 November 2017. All attendees will be expected to submit a short summary of their research interests and expertise in order to facilitate networking at, and after, the event. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, however BBSRC/NERC reserve the right to manage the balance of attendees.

Attendance at the workshop is not mandatory, however applicants to the call are encouraged to attend. Applications to the Collaborative Research and Innovation Call will be accepted from any eligible researcher and you do not need to attend the workshop in order to apply.

More details: https://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/events/2017/1712-uk-aquaculture-collaborative-projects/

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Background

The UK Aquaculture Initiative is a joint BBSRC and NERC initiative to support high-quality, innovative research and research translation within a growing community of people working together towards a mutual goal of developing a healthy, safe and sustainable UK aquaculture system.

Summary

BBSRC and NERC are please to announce a call for applications in aquaculture research. The purpose of this call is to support multidisciplinary research challenges in the aquaculture sector. All aquaculture research in the NERC/BBSRC remit will be eligible for this call, however a full call scope, outlining areas of particular strategic relevance, is published below.

A total of approximately £4.4 million is available for projects addressing key challenges in the aquaculture sector. Two types of funding will be available:

  • Funding for upto 3 large consortia grants, bringing together expertise from multiple disciplines to address challenges which cross the BBSRC/NERC remit.These grants will be funded for up to 3 years at a maximum of £1.2m.
  • Funding for 7-10 smaller innovation grants addressing needs of the aquaculture industry. These grants will be funded for 12-24 months at a maximum of £200k.

In both cases involvement of a non-academic project partner is mandatory. New Investigators are particularly encouraged to apply for translation awards.

Applications to this call should be truly multidisciplinary, with integrated input from all co-investigators and project partners. As such BBSRC/NERC encourage all applicants to engage with project partners and potential end users from the very early planning stages of the project.

Launch workshop

In order to share information on the call and enable networking and consortia building BBSRC/NERC will hold a call launch workshop on 6 December 2017 at Fishmongers Hall in London. For more information see: BBSRC/NERC Joint Call in Aquaculture: Collaborative Research and Innovation Call Launch Workshop.

Registration for the workshop will be available on this site from 3 November 2017 and will close on 29 November 2017. All attendees will be expected to submit a short summary of their research interests and expertise in order to facilitate networking at, and after, the event. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, however BBSRC/NERC reserve the right to manage the balance of attendees.