How to Apply for BCAI Funding
The principal investigator must be a salaried employee of the University of Bristol. The proposed work should fall under the remit of the BCAI.
2. Application process
Starting from January 2020 BCAI proposals must be costed through the fEC costing tool.
Project costings for BCAI applications must be submitted via fEC to the workflow to be approved by finance. Deadlines for fEC submissions and BCAI calls for 2020 are as follows:
|fEC submission through workflow||BCAI deadline|
|20th January at 2pm (for the February BCAI deadline)||10th February at 2pm|
|20th May at 2pm (for the June BCAI deadline)||10th June at 2pm|
|18th September at 2pm (for the Oct BCAI deadline)||9th October at 2pm|
In cases of genuine emergency, applications can be considered by the BCAI committee all year round; but a clear case for urgency must be made.
2.2 Application form
To apply please submit a completed BCAI Funding Application Form (Office document, 59kB) to LSBemail@example.com and cc in Gary Foster by the applicable deadline.
2.3 Assessment criteria
As appropriate applications made to the BCAI are assessed against the following criteria:
- Relevance to agricultural sciences
- Value for money
- Does the grant increase collaborative opportunities?
- Potential for future research projects and research grant applications
- Potential impact of the project
- Excellence of the research proposed
2.4 Notification of award
Applicants will be notified as to the success of the award within one week of the committee meeting that follows the submission deadline. Funds will be made available and the project should commence within six months following approval.
2.5 Project reporting
Within one month of completion of the award, candidates are expected to submit a short written report (BCAI - Final Report Form (Office document, 45kB) summarising the outputs of the project ideally, where appropriate, with a photograph. A copy of the report summary and accompanying picture will be placed on the BCAI recent activity page. The support of the Bristol Centre for Agricultural Innovation should be acknowledged in any publication and a copy of the publication sent to LSBfirstname.lastname@example.org.