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Funding Successes

Read about funding successes at the James Hutton Institute.

James Hutton Institute welcomes Tay Cities Deal funding boost (News)

The James Hutton Institute has today welcomed the signing of the heads of terms of the Tay Cities Deal, which is expected to bring a £700 million investment into Tayside and Angus and create 6,000 direct jobs in the are ... Read more

Hutton researcher awarded prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (News)

Orla Shortall of the James Hutton Institute’s Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences group has been awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship enables early-career academics in the humanities and s ... Read more

Fungi database develops to shed light into dark corners (News)

Fungi are immensely important to humanity and the planet we live on. They belong to their own kingdom, provide powerful medicines including antibiotics, regulate many processes in soils and also provide society with numerous food ... Read more

James Hutton Group awarded £22.8m for agriculture, food and environment research (News)

Scotland will remain at the forefront of ground-breaking advances in farming and food production as a result of continued Scottish Government funding for scientific research, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has said. Mo ... Read more

€8m European funding success for James Hutton Institute (News)

As Scotland’s Year of Innovation approaches, scientists at the James Hutton Institute have demonstrated that they have plenty to shout about on the innovation front, and not just in 2016. This week the Institute has reached ... Read more

Major European award for plant genetics research (News)

A James Hutton Institute and University of Dundee scientist has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant to undertake research on the fundamental mechanisms that underpin the inheritance of genetic ... Read more

£1.3 million in new research could mean a sweeter deal for Scottish berry producers (News)

British berry lovers could get their favourite fruits all year round thanks to three new pioneering UK government funded research projects set to revolutionise Scottish berry production, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss said ... Read more

Geothermal energy projects awarded quarter million (News)

Almost a quarter of a million pounds of funding has been awarded to five feasibility projects across Scotland, including the James Hutton Institute's Hartwood Research Farm in Lanarkshire, to investigate how thermal energ ... Read more

Prestigious European grant for artificial soils research (News)

A James Hutton Institute scientist has been awarded a highly prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant to undertake research on a new generation of artificial soils; it is hoped that this would allow researche ... Read more

Food security group wins major funding for world-leading food and land research (News)

The Scottish Food Security Alliance-Crops (SFSA-C), a collaborative venture between the University of Aberdeen, the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee, has been awarded prestigious funding to research the global l ... Read more

€3 million project underway to enhance wild plant seed industries (News)

A new EU training-partnership including the James Hutton Institute aims to promote wild plant conservation underpinned by the use of native plant seeds. The programme will train a new generation of higher level researchers, improv ... Read more

Blueberry boost for British business (News)

As the popularity of blueberries with shoppers continues to grow apace, researchers at the James Hutton Institute are working with growers and processors on projects designed to secure the place of UK-grown berries in the market. ... Read more

James Hutton Institute secures share of £3 million research funding into some of the world’s most important crops (News)

The James Hutton Institute has secured more than £850,000 in new funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council who, in conjunction with the Scottish Government, has awarded £3 million to four ... Read more

New research into creating first 'library' of potato mutants (News)

The James Hutton Institute will undertake a £382,000 BBSRC-funded project to study genetic mutation in potato; which could lead to improved varieties of one of the world’s most important foods. By 2020 it is est ... Read more

James Hutton Institute to investigate links between soil degradation and poverty (News)

The James Hutton Institute has won a £1.9 million government-funded research project which will investigate the opportunities in tackling soil degradation to alleviate poverty in rural communities in Africa where millions of ... Read more

New grants for ground breaking research (News)

Two scientists at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee's Division of Plant Sciences have been awarded highly prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants. ... Read more

£1.25 million for cereals research (News)

The James Hutton Institute has been awarded £1.25 million for projects to help improve the quality and reliability of malting barley, increase knowledge of root development and identify disease resistance in barley. The awa ... Read more

The James Hutton Institute shares in £7 million cereals project (News)

The James Hutton Institute is to take part in two new research projects announced today. The aim will be to make an important contribution to global efforts to breed improved cereal crops. The projects hope to shed further light ... Read more

£1million grant boosts academia-business links (News)

Links between Tayside’s internationally renowned Life Sciences research institutes and businesses across Scotland are being strengthened through a funding package of more than £1million. ... Read more


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.