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Funding Calls

Closing dates for Research Grants

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.

Current and up-coming calls

Call Proposal type Je-S scheme Proposals accepted from** Closing date for receipt Contact
KE Sept 2018 Standard Proposal
Fellowship Proposal
IPS Follow-on-Fund IPS Fellowship 6 August 2018 4 September 2018 Ling Xu
STFC GCRF 2018 Standard Proposal Official Development Assistance 18 June 2018 11 September 2018 Katharine Hollinshead
PPRP Round 5 2018 Standard Proposal PPRP 7 August 2018 18 September 2018 George Madden
Ernest Rutherford Fellowship 2018 Fellowship Proposal Ernest Rutherford Fellowship 1 July 2018 20 September 2018 Fellowships team
21st Century Challenges Network 2018/19 Standard Proposal Futures 2 July 2018

2 October 2018

Katharine Hollinshead
PATT Travel Grants October 2018 Standard Proposal PATT Travel 3 September 2018 3 October 2018 Tracey McGuire
Industrial CASE 2018 Studentship Proposal Industrial CASE 9 August 2018 4 October 2018 Studentships Team
Industrial CASE Plus 2018 Studentship Proposal Industrial CASE 9 August 2018 4 October 2018 Studentships Team
NPGP Equipment 2018 Standard Proposal Standard 1 August 2018 9 October 2018 Jane Long
Spark Awards 2018B Standard Proposal Public Engagement Awards 10 September 2018 25 October 2018 Andy Thompson
Nucleus Awards (Stage 1) 2019 Standard Proposal Public Engagement Awards 10 September 2018 8 November 2018 Andy Thompson
Nucleus Awards (Stage 2) 2019 Standard Proposal Nucleus Awards 20 December 2018 24 January 2019 Andy Thompson
Legacy Awards 2019 Standard Proposal Nucleus Awards 6 January 2019 20 February 2019 Andy Thompson
Leadership Fellows in PE 2019 Fellowship Proposal Public Engagement Fellowships 1 December 2018 21 February 2019 Andy Thompson
Spark Awards 2019A Standard Proposal Public Engagement Awards 14 March 2019 2 May 2019 Andy Thompson
Spark Awards 2019B Standard Proposal Public Engagement Awards 9 September 2019 24 October 2019 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.

Closing date deadlines

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

Contacts for calls currently in the peer review process

Call Contact
Astronomy Observation and Theory 2018 Chloe Woodcock
Leadership Fellows in PE 2018 Andy Thompson
Legacy Awards 2018 Andy Thompson
KE May 2018 Ling Xu
Nucleus Awards 2018 Stage 2 Andy Thompson
Opportunities Call 2018 George Madden
PPAN/EI Capital Call 2018 George Madden
PPGP Experiment 2018 Jane Long
PPRP Round 1 2018 George Madden
PPRP Round 2 2018 George Madden
PPRP Round 2B 2018 George Madden
PPRP Round 3 2018 George Madden
PPRP Round 4 2018 George Madden
Solar and Planetary Studies 2018 Tracey McGuire
Spark Awards 2018A Andy Thompson
STFC Newton - Malaysia 2017 Stephen Loader

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