How to submit your proposal - STFC

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To help us with data analysis, do not include the words ‘COV-19’, ‘COVID-19’ or ‘Coronavirus’ in the lay summary, technical summary or title sections unless your application relates to proposed research in this area.

Submit using Je-S

Researchers and administrators can prepare research grant and fellowship proposals online in the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system. You can also download a proposal to work on it offline and then upload the completed proposal before you submit it.

Please ensure that you have selected the correct scheme and call on Je-S before beginning your proposal.

You should submit your research proposal using Je-S.

Use the Je-S handbook to help you submit your proposal through Je-S.

Registering to use Je-S

To apply using Je-S, organisations and applicants must be registered users.

Organisations must be registered before individuals can register as a user.

Individual applicants wishing to access Je-S for the first time are asked to check with their central administration on the status of their organisation’s Je-S registration before pursuing the option of creating an account on the system

The user must select their own user ID and password during the registration process.

Information to include in your proposal

All proposals must be accompanied by a case for support which should contain a full justification for all resources requested (other than indirect and estates costs).

Other supporting documents will also be required.

Check the guidance on what to include in your proposal and the appropriate funding opportunity in Funding finder to make sure you give us all the details we need.

Submission deadlines

When preparing any proposal for a STFC research grant, please take account of the closing date for the funding opportunity to which you are applying. If you miss the funding opportunity deadline then STFC will not accept your proposal.

Proposals must be submitted by 4pm on the closing date.

See the closing dates for current and upcoming calls, or check closing dates for individual calls in the Funding finder.

Help using Je-S

See the Je-S handbook for information about the system.

You can also contact the Je-S Helpdesk for help and guidance including user IDs and passwords, navigating the system and technical support.

Last updated: 26 August 2021

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