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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 upcoming calls

Call Proposal type Je-S scheme Proposals accepted from** Closing date for receipt Contact
SWIMMR S6 Standard Proposal Standard ON HOLD ON HOLD Sarah Garlick
CLASP Healthcare/Energy 2021 Standard Proposal CLASP 11 March 2021 20 May 2021 Ed Mansfield
PPRP Round 3 2021 Standard Proposal PPRP 3 June 2021 15 July 2021 Chris Carlton
KE September 2021 Standard Proposal IPS Follow on Fund 24 June 2021 2 September 2021 Ed Mansfield
PPRP Round 4 2021 Standard Proposal PPRP 28 July 2021 8 September 2021 Chris Carlton
Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 2021 Fellowship Proposal Ernest Rutherford Fellowship 1 July 2021 16 September 2021 Clare Heseltine
Industrial CASE 2021 Studentship Proposal Industrial CASE 6 August 2021 30 September 2021 Susan Blackwell
Industrial CASE Plus 2021 Studentship Proposal Industrial CASE 6 August 2021 30 September 2021 Susan Blackwell
SPARK Awards 2021B Standard Proposal Public Engagement Awards 8 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.

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.


Contacts for calls currently in the peer review process

Call Contact
SPARK Awards 2021A Andy Thompson
Nucleus Awards 2021 Stage 2 Andy Thompson
PPRP Round 2 2021 Chris Carlton
SWIMMR S5 Sarah Garlick
Webb Fellowship 2021 Richard De Salis
Solar and Planetary Studies 2021 Chloe Woodcock
Astronomy Observation and Theory 2021 Chloe Woodcock
Legacy Awards 2021 Andy Thompson
KE Feb 2021 Ed Mansfield
PPGP Experiment 2021 Jane Long
PPRP Round 1 2021 Chris Carlton
PPRP Round 2 2020 Chris Carlton
PPRP Round 5 2020 Chris Carlton
Industrial CASE 2020 Susan Blackwell
Industrial CASE Plus 2020 Susan Blackwell
Gravitational Waves 2020 Kam Vanninathan

Last updated: 21 May 2021


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