The BioHeritage Challenge is carrying out an intensive consultation process part of the development of a Future Strategy and we’re encouraging scientists to get involved.
The Future Strategy is a large part of the assessment process in the mid-way review of all 11 Science Challenges. While it won’t contain any detail on science projects, it will clearly outline the Challenge’s priority areas for future research investment.
We are consulting with scientists via our 18 Challenge Parties, plus the consultation process will involve end users. If you’re a scientist and have not heard about this consultation phase through your organisation, please email us and we’ll provide you with more information.
A key point of the consultation is that we are seeking ways to better connect existing research programmes and teams – we are not looking for funding pitches or small project ideas. The Challenge has a big emphasis on aligned research so we’re asking scientists for ideas about how a small piece of funding could help them connect their existing work into a bigger picture, articulated by our emerging priorities.
Here is a list of reasons that outline why you might want to get involved in the Challenge.
To date, stakeholder feedback has highlighted a need for greater clarity on what we’re trying to achieve. In response to this, we are considering restructuring the Challenge around impact areas rather than the current science programmes.
What Themes will be needed to deliver on the Challenge mission? Draft Impacts and Themes are indicative only.…