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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
PPRP Round 1 2020 Standard Proposal PPRP 10 December 2019 28 January 2020 Chris Carlton
Quantum Technologies for Fundamental Physics Dec 19 Standard Proposal Standard 30 September 2019 3 December 2019 Rachel Reynolds
STFC NARIT Newton Fund 2019 Standard Proposal Official Development Assistance 1 October 2019 5 December 2019 Kam Vanninathan

CLASP Security/Environment 2020

Outline Proposal CLASP Outlines 6 November 2019 8 January 2020 Ed Mansfield

Helen Randell-Sly
Astronomy and Observation Theory 2020 Standard Proposal Standard 2 December 2019 5 February 2020

Chloe Woodcock

KIm Burchell

Solar and Planetary Studies 2020 Standard Proposal Standard 2 December 2019 5 February 2020

Chloe Woodcock

KIm Burchell

Nuclear Physics Grants Panel Consolidated Grants 2020 Standard Proposal Standard 1 November 2019 11 February 2020 Jane Long
Legacy Awards 2020 Standard Proposal Nucleus Awards 8 January 2020 20 February 2020 Andy Thompson
KE February 2020 Standard Proposal

Fellowship proposal
IPS
Follow on Fund
IPS Fellowship
4 December 2019 20 February 2020 Ed Mansfield

Helen Randell-Sly
Leadership Fellowships in PE 2020 Fellowship Proposal Public Engagement Fellowship 7 January 2020 19 March 2020 Andy Thompson
PATT Travel Grants April 2020 Standard Proposal PATT Travel Grants 1 March 2020 8 April 2020 Tracey McGuire
Spark Awards 2020A Standard Proposal Public Engagement Awards 11 March 2020 7 May 2020 Tamara Leitan

CLASP Security/Environment 2020

Standard Proposal CLASP 9 March 2020 20 May 2020 Ed Mansfield

Helen Randell-Sly
KE Sept 2020 Standard Proposal

Fellowship proposal
IPS
Follow on Fund
IPS Fellowship
3 June 2020 3 September 2020 Ed Mansfield

Helen Randell-Sly
20PATT Travel Grants October 2019 Standard Proposal PATT Travel Grants 1 September 2020 7 October 2020 Tracey McGuire
Spark Awards 2020B Standard Proposal Public Engagement Awards 9 September 2020 22 October 2020 Tamara Leitan

** 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 2019 Chloe Woodcock
Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 2019 Fellowships Team
GRIDPP6 Jane Long
Industrial CASE 2019 Studentships Team
Industrial CASE Plus 2019 Studentships Team
Nucleus Awards (Stage 1) 2020 Andy Thompson
PPRP Round 2 2019 Chris Carlton
PPRP Round 3 2019 Chris Carlton
PPRP Round 4 2019 Chris Carlton
PPRP Round 5 2019 Chris Carlton
Solar and Planetary Studies 2019 Tracey McGuire
Spark Awards 2019B Andy Thompson

Last updated: 20 November 2019

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