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
The management group meets four times a year to consider applications.
Quarterly deadlines for applications are as follows:
- 10th January
- 1st April
- 1st July
- 1st October
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 application form (BCAI Funding Application Form (Office document, 59kB) to April Moody 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 From (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 April Moody.