Funding for Biological Science Projects

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This page has been created to collect together the potential sources of funding for research, equipment and facilities, and associated travel and subsistence for presenting work at conferences and exhibitions etc.

Cabinet Office

Central funding registry

Tower Hamlets grant/funding listings

Tower Hamlets are the local authority for the Hackspace and should have an interest in promoting local technology and infrastructure.

Community grants


COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level.

"What does COST fund? The support will cover the costs of networking activities such as meetings (e.g. travel, subsistence, local organiser support), conferences, workshops, short-term scientific exchanges, training schools, publications and dissemination activities. COST does not fund the research itself."


"Nesta is an independent charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life.

We do this by providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills."

Standard's research group - calendar of funding opportunities

Society for General Microbiology

Society for Experimental Biology

The Genetics Society

The Henry Smith Charity

Research Councils UK (RCUK)

Each year the Research Councils invest around £3 billion in research covering the full spectrum of academic disciplines from the medical and biological sciences to astronomy, physics, chemistry and engineering, social sciences, economics, environmental sciences and the arts and humanities.

Venture Capital

SynBio axlr8r

SynBio axlr8r is a venture fund which focuses on entrepreneurs building technologies in or around the field of Synthetic Biology. It offers seed funding ($30,000), lab space as well as mentorship to help take an idea to a product. SynBio axlr8r is currently accepting applications for our inaugural batch. Which will run from May 5, 2014 to August 30, 2014.