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 2 2018 Standard Proposal PPRP 23 November 2017 4 January 2018 Tahmina Aziz
Nucleus Awards 2018 Stage 2 Standard Proposal Nucleus Awards 22 December 2017 25 January 2018 Andy Thompson
KE Jan 2018 Standard Proposal
Fellowship Proposal
IPS Follow-on-Fund IPS Fellowship 1 January 2018 30 January 2018 Richard Traini
Astronomy Observation and Theory 2018 Standard Proposal Standard 1 December 2017 6 February 2018 Kim Burchell
Solar and Planetary Studies 2018 Standard Proposal Standard 1 December 2017 6 February 2018 Kim Burchell
CLASP Healthcare 17/18 Standard Proposal CLASP 1 January 2018 13 February 2018 Richard Traini
Legacy Awards 2018 Standard Proposal Nucleus Awards 3 January 2018 22 February 2018 Andy Thompson
PPGP Experiment 2018 Standard Proposal Standard 1 November 2017 13 February 2018 Jane Long
Leadership Fellows in PE 2018 Fellowship Proposal Public Engagement Fellowship 1 December 2017 22 February 2018 Andy Thompson
PPRP Round 2B 2018 Standard Proposal PPRP 25 January 2018 6 March 2018 Tahmina Aziz
PPRP Round 3 2018 Standard Proposal PPRP 21 February 2018 3 April 2018 Tahmina Aziz
PATT Travel Grants April 2018 Standard Proposal PATT Travel 1 March 2018 11 April 2018 Tracey McGuire
KE May 2018 Standard Proposal
Fellowship Proposal
IPS Follow-on-Fund IPS Fellowship 16 April 2018 15 May 2018 Richard Traini
PPRP Round 4 2018 Standard Proposal PPRP 1 May 2018 12 June 2018 Tahmina Aziz
KE Sept 2018 Standard Proposal
Fellowship Proposal
IPS Follow-on-Fund IPS Fellowship 6 August 2018 4 September 2018 Richard Traini
PATT Travel Grants October 2018 Standard Proposal PATT Travel 3 September 2018 3 October 2018 Tracey McGuire

** 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
Spark Awards 2017B Andy Thompson
Nucleus Awards (Stage 1) 2018 Andy Thompson
CLASP 2017/18 Healthcare Richard Traini
STFC Newton - Thailand 2017 Richard Traini
STFC Newton - Malaysia 2017 Richard Traini
PPRP Round 1 2018 Tahmina Aziz
Industrial CASE Clare Heseltine
Industrial CASE Plus Clare Heseltine
PATT Travel Grants October 2017 Tracey McGuire
STFC RCUK Innovation Fellowships 2017 Ling Xu
KE Sept 2017 Richard Traini
Ernest Rutherford Fellowship 2017 Elaine Poole or Nina Cox
STFC GCRF Foundation Awards 2017 Richard Traini

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