Germany, the UK and the US have world leading capability in plant and crop sciences and together can drive greater coordination of research efforts beyond borders. Τhe programme will support collaborative research in the three countries.
Proposals can address research questions which fit under
- the ‘From molecules and mechanisms to field performance’ theme, or
- the ‘Programmable plants’ theme.
The trilateral call will be managed by BBSRC as Lead Agency. Please note that detailed information about the call, the submission procedure, required documents etc. is available through the call guidance provided by BBSRC.
Proposals must address the priorities of the call and remain within the remit of BBSRC, DFG, NSF and USDA-NIFA. Each joint research project must consist of three (Germany, the UK and the US) national teams. Each national team must be led by one principal investigator eligible to apply to the respective funding agency. Funding will follow the funding rules of each individual agency.
The duration of the projects will normally be, and must not exceed, 36 months.
The call will be managed in a two-stage application process by BBSRC as Lead Agency. Submission of an expression of interest at the first step is mandatory. Full proposals are by invitation only, following expression of interest feedback. All applications must be submitted in English. The UK principal investigator must submit an expression of interest through UKRI’s Funding Service at the latest by 6 February 2024 at 16:00 (UK time). Full proposals must be submitted by the UK principal investigator to the UK Research and Innovation Funding Service. In addition, the Principal Investigator of the German team will have to upload the proposal to DFG’s elan system one week after the closing date of the full proposal submission to the UKRI Funding Service at the latest (i.e. by 29 May 2024).