Sustainable and Resilient Aquaculture Systems in Southeast Asia

Apply for funding to undertake interdisciplinary research for the development of sustainable, resilient and productive aquaculture in Southeast (SE) Asia.

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 programme (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam). Projects must clearly meet the criteria for Official Development Assistance (ODA) compliance.

This funding opportunity will meet the aims by supporting interdisciplinary research that:

  • uses biosciences and natural sciences, along with collaborations across other Research Council remits and disciplines as appropriate, using diverse sources of knowledge in a systems-approach, to address challenges and opportunities for sustainable, resilient and productive aquaculture systems
  • is driven by local needs and delivers tangible impact in SE Asia through equitable partnerships
  • co-creates research needs and solutions with end-users, as appropriate to the project for example with industry, civil society organisations and local communities, local or national government, helping to inform and raise awareness of challenges, opportunities and solutions, and informing for policy and practice
  • increases interdisciplinary research capacity and capability in SE Asia
  • promotes connections between stakeholders in SE Asia and the UK

Eligibility: You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for BBSRC funding.

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.

Level of funding: 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.

Additional information: A webinar providing more information about the funding opportunity and a chance to ask questions will be held on 30th January, 2024. To attend, register here.

Key dates

  • 23 February 2024: Notification of Intent (NOI) deadline at 16:00 p.m. GMT
  • 09 May 2024: applications close at 16:00 p.m. GMT

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