Apply for funding to undertake interdisciplinary research for the development of sustainable, resilient and productive aquaculture in Southeast (SE) Asia.
You must be based at a UK research organization eligible for BBSRC funding.
This funding opportunity aims to enhance research and innovation capacity and capability that is driven by local needs in SE Asia to meet sustainable, resilient and productive aquaculture system challenges. Projects should specifically aim to promote economic development and welfare with tangible benefits to one or more of the eligible SE Asia beneficiary countries for this program (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam). Projects must clearly meet the criteria for Official Development Assistance (ODA) compliance.
Projects should contribute to sustainable, resilient and productive aquaculture systems which enhance food and nutrition security, the natural environment and climate, local community wellbeing, livelihoods and economic development, and that specifically adapt and build aquaculture systems that:
- are resilient to climate change and environmental variability, and that also protect and enhance the natural environment whilst improving the lives of local communities
- reduce losses of production due to disease whilst improving animal health and welfare, human health and wellbeing, plant health and the aquatic environment.
Projects must include project co-leads (international) in the eligible country or countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam), take a systems-approach to addressing challenges and be co-created with local partners and end-users.
A total of £12 million is available to fund four projects. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will fund £2.5 million to £3 million (cost to BBSRC) per project.
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All applications must meet all the BBSRC eligibility criteria.
Projects are required to:
- have a project lead (PL) based in a UK research organisation eligible for UKRI funding. All projects should include significant bioscience and natural science research components, and PL’s primary disciplinary expertise should be in BBSRC or NERC remit
- have at least one project co-lead (international) (PcL (I)) based in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand or Vietnam (as appropriate to the project’s beneficiary country or countries)
- Projects should contribute to both of the following themes. Examples of areas which contribute to these themes are provided below. We encourage you to explore how to systematically integrate these examples into research projects, as well as additional areas that are not listed, as appropriate to the research needs in local contexts, providing the proposal demonstrates how these meet the aims and remit of the programme.
- Theme one: Adapt and build aquaculture systems that are resilient to climate change and environmental variability, and that protect and enhance the natural environment, whilst improving the lives of local communities
§ Theme two: Adapt and build aquaculture systems that reduce losses of production due to disease, whilst also improving animal health and welfare, human health and wellbeing, plant health and the aquatic environment
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