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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 4 2020 Standard Proposal PPRP 10 June 2020 22 July 2020 Chris Carlton
KE Sept 2020 Standard Proposal

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

Helen Randell-Sly
Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 2020 Fellowship Proposal Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 1 July 2020 17 September 2020 Elaine Poole
PPRP Round 5 2020 Standard Proposal PPRP 4 August 2020 15 September 2020 Chris Carlton
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
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
Leadership Fellows in PE 2020/21 Fellowship Proposal PE Fellowship 11 May 2020 1 October 2020 Andy Thompson
Spark Awards 2020B Standard Proposal Public Engagement Awards 9 September 2020 22 October 2020 Tamara Leitan
SWIMMR S5 Standard Proposal Standard 1 September 2020 3 November 2020 Sarah Garlick
SWIMMR S6 Standard Proposal Standard 1 October 2020 1 December 2020 Sarah Garlick
CLASP 2021 (healthcare and energy) Outlines Outline Proposal CLASP Outlines 10 November 2020 14 January 2021 Ed Mansfield
KE February 2021 Standard Proposal IPS Follow on Fund 18 December 2020 18 February 2021 Ed Mansfield
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

** 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
PPRP Round 2 2020 Chris Carlton
PPRP Round 4 2019 Chris Carlton
Quantum Technologies for Fundamental Physics Dec 19 Rachel Reynolds
CLASP Security/Environment 2020 Ed Mansfield
PPRP Round 1 2020 Chris Carlton
Astronomy and Observation Theory 2020

Chloe Woodcock

Kim Burchell
Solar and Planetary Studies 2020

Chloe Woodcock

Kim Burchell
Nuclear Physics Grants Panel Consolidated Grants 2020 Jane Long
Accelerator Institute Review 2020 Dave Brown
Spark Awards 2020A Andy Thompson
SWIMMR S4 Sarah Garlick
PPRP Round 3 2020 Chris Carlton

Last updated: 14 July 2020


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