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|
|Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 2019||Fellowship Proposal||Ernest Rutherford Fellowship||1 July 2019||26 September 2019||Fellowships Team|
|Industrial CASE 2019||Studentship Proposal||Industrial CASE||9 August 2019||3 October 2019||Studentships Team|
|Industrial CASE Plus 2019||Studentship Proposal||Industrial CASE||9 August 2019||3 October 2019||Studentships Team|
|PATT Travel Grants October 2019||Standard Proposal||PATT Travel Grants||1 September 2019||3 October 2019||Tracey McGuire|
|Spark Awards 2019B||Standard Proposal||Public Engagement Awards||9 September 2019||24 October 2019||Andy Thompson|
|Nucleus Awards (Stage 1) 2020||Outline Proposal||Outline||9 September 2019||7 November 2019||Andy Thompson|
|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|
|Outline Proposal||CLASP Outlines||6 November 2019||8 January 2020||Ed Mansfield
|Nucleus Awards (Stage 2) 2020||Standard Proposal||Nucleus Awards||20 December 2019||23 January 2020||Andy Thompson|
|Legacy Awards 2020||Standard Proposal||Nucleus Awards||8 January 2020||20 February 2020||Andy Thompson|
|KE February 2020||Standard Proposal
Follow on Fund
|4 December 2019||20 February 2020||Ed Mansfield
|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|
|Standard Proposal||CLASP||9 March 2020||20 May 2020||Ed Mansfield
|KE Sept 2020||Standard Proposal
Follow on Fund
|3 June 2020||3 September 2020||Ed Mansfield
|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.
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
|Astronomy Observation and Theory 2019||Chloe Woodcock|
|IPS Capital Call 2019||Ed Mansfield
|KE July 2019||Ed Mansfield
|Legacy Awards 2019||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|
|Spark Awards 2019A||Tamara Leitan|
|Solar and Planetary Studies 2019||Tracey McGuire|
Last updated: 19 September 2019