IBioIC Open Call for 2021 Funding

**Deadline extension to Monday 9th November**

The call for projects to enter the IBioIC CTP in October 2021 is now open. 15 fully-funded  BBSRC studentships and up to 3 50% IBioIC funded studentships are available via application from HEI's across the UK. All projects require at least one industrial partner at application stage. 

How to Enter 

Prior to application, please download and read the call information document and associated files below and refer to the General Project RequirementsBBSRC Funded Projects  and IBioIC funded projects  sections on this website. In order to enter the competition, the IBioiC Project #8 Entry Form must be completed and returned with requested supporting documentation by the academic lead via email by Monday 9th November 2020 (noon). 

 Selection Criteria

PhD projects will be selected on their technical merits. All projects meeting the minimum criteria set out in the call documentation will be scored by three independent assessors from an approved pool of reviewers using a points system. The assessors will also comment on whether the work will lead to an awardable PhD. Projects scoring above the points system threshold will be technically eligible for funding. Funding will be awarded to projects scoring above the threshold and in descending order from the highest score until all studentships are filled. Cash contribution from the industrial partner may also be taken into consideration during assessment where differences between scoring is marginal. Technical merits include technical feasibility, technical ambition, degree of innovation and industrial relevance. 

Key Application Dates

Call  closes : 9th November 2020 

Initial criteria check: Early November 2020

Assessment process: November 2020

CTP Management Group approval of funded projects: December 2020

Notification of application outcome: January 2021

Student recruitment: January to August 2021

Project start and student induction: October 2021

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