STFC provides funding for Research Grants, Fellowships and Studentships. It also gives awards for Public Engagement activities as well as contracts to Industry under specified calls.
When preparing an application to STFC, please take account of the closing date for the call to which you are applying. Your completed proposal, together with the case for support and other relevant documents, should be submitted by the specified closing date. If you miss the call deadline then STFC will not accept your proposal. Please ensure that you have selected the correct scheme and call on the Je-S System before beginning your proposal.
|Call||Proposal type||Je-S scheme||Proposals accepted from**||Closing date for receipt||Contact|
|Industrial CASE 2020||Studentship Proposal||Industrial CASE||7 August 2020||1 October 2020||Susan Blackwell|
|Industrial CASE Plus 2020||Studentship Proposal||Industrial CASE||7 August 2020||1 October 2020||Susan Blackwell|
|Leadership Fellows in PE 2020/21||Fellowship Proposal||PE Fellowship||11 May 2020||
|Gravitational Waves 2020||Standard Proposal||Standard||22 June 2020||6 October 2020||Kam Vanninathan|
|PATT Travel Grants October 2020||Standard Proposal||PATT Travel Grants||1 September 2020||7 October 2020||Kim Burchell|
|Spark Awards 2020B||Standard Proposal||Public Engagement Awards||9 September 2020||22 October 2020||Tamara Leitan|
|SWIMMR S5||Standard Proposal||Standard||ON HOLD||ON HOLD||Sarah Garlick|
|PPRP Round 1 2021||Standard Proposal||PPRP||22 October 2020||26 November 2020||Chris Carlton|
|SWIMMR S6||Standard Proposal||Standard||ON HOLD||ON HOLD||Sarah Garlick|
|CLASP 2021 (healthcare and energy) Outlines||Outline Proposal||CLASP Outlines||10 November 2020||14 January 2021||Ed Mansfield|
|Nucleus Awards 2021 Stage 1||Outline Proposal||Outlines||1 October 2020||14 January 2021||Andy Thompson|
|Astronomy Observation and Theory 2021||Standard Proposal||Standard||1 December 2020||4 February 2021||Kim Burchell|
|Solar and Planetary Studies 2021||Standard Proposal||Standard||1 December 2020||4 February 2021||Kim Burchell|
|Legacy Awards 2021||Standard Proposal||Nucleus Awards||1 December 2020||11 February 2021||Andy Thompson|
|PPGP Experiment 2021||Standard Proposal||Standard||1 November 2020||17 February 2021||Jane Long|
|KE February 2021||Standard Proposal||IPS Follow on Fund||18 December 2020||18 February 2021||Ed Mansfield|
|Nucleus Awards 2021 Stage 2||Standard Proposal||Nucleus Awards||1 March 2021||8 April 2021||Andy Thompson|
|SPARK Awards 2021A||Standard Proposal||Public Engagemnt Awards||9 March 2021||22 April 2021||Andy Thompson|
|CLASP Healthcare/Energy 2021||Standard Proposal||CLASP||11 March 2021||20 May 2021||Ed Mansfield|
|KE September 2021||Standard Proposal||IPS Follow on Fund||24 June 2021||2 September 2021||Ed Mansfield|
|SPARK Awards 2021B||Standard Proposal||Public Engagemnt Awards||98 September 2021||21 October 2021||Andy Thompson|
** This is the date from which you will be able to select the call in the Project details screen on Je-S. You will not be able to start completing your proposal until then.
As a result of consultation with Research Organisations (ROs) the Research Councils* have agreed a common deadline submission time of 4.00pm on the advertised closing date. This is the time by which an RO submitter must have submitted the proposal to STFC so applicants are asked to ensure that they enable time for their RO to process their application. This time covers all calls and closing dates, except for those that are "open", for the Research Councils* and also other funders that use the Je-S System.
The time was chosen to give ROs sufficient time to submit proposals but provide an hour of support time past the deadline should problems arise. This change has been made as a direct result of feedback from ROs and aims to provided consistency and clarity. Closing dates will be strictly enforced.
Please note that STFC does not accept submission of hardcopy proposals. All proposal submissions should be made using the Je-S System.
* - AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC and STFC
|PPRP Round 4 2020||Chris Carlton|
|PPRP Round 2 2020||Chris Carlton|
|Quantum Technologies for Fundamental Physics Dec 19||Rachel Reynolds|
|CLASP Security/Environment 2020||Ed Mansfield|
|Astronomy and Observation Theory 2020||Kim Burchell|
|Solar and Planetary Studies 2020||Kim Burchell|
|Nuclear Physics Grants Panel Consolidated Grants 2020||Jane Long|
|SWIMMR S4||Sarah Garlick|
|PPRP Round 3 2020||Chris Carlton|
|KE Sept 2020||Ed Mansfield|
|Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 2020||Elaine Poole|
|PPRP Round 5 2020||Chris Carlton|
Last updated: 28 September 2020