The purpose of this call is to build on the combined strengths of academic research groups within China, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and the UK to work together on collaborative interdisciplinary research that will underpin the long-term sustainable production of rice.
Applicants are invited to submit bilateral or multilateral collaborative research proposals comprising eligible researchers from the UK, China, Thailand, the Philippines or Vietnam. All proposals will be required to have a UK Principal Investigator, in addition to a Principal Investigator from one or more of the partner countries.
The funders aim to support innovative basic, strategic or applied research that will contribute to and underpin long-term sustainable production of rice, including an understanding that rice production sits alongside the provision of other ecosystem services.
Full applications must be submitted by the UK Principal Investigator to BBSRC via the Je-S application system (see related links) by Thursday 13 August 2015, 4pm (GMT). Applicants wishing to apply to the call must use the specific case for support template associated with this call (see application downloads below).
UK applications will be submitted to and processed by BBSRC. For further information about the submission process and documentation required for each country see this link.