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 may not accept your proposal. Please ensure that you have selected the correct scheme and call on the Je-S System (link opens in a new window) before beginning your proposal.

Current and up-coming calls

Call Proposal type Je-S scheme Proposals accepted from** Closing date for receipt Contact
KE Jan 2017 Standard Proposal
Fellowship Proposal
IPS
Follow-on-Fund
IPS Fellowship
12 December 2016 25 January 2017 Chris Woolford
PPRP Round 2 2017 Standard proposal PPRP 6 January 2017 25 January 2017 Tahmina Aziz
Public Engagement Large Awards 2016 Stage 2 Standard proposal Public Engagement Large Awards Stage 2 22 December 2016 26 January 2016 Andy Thompson
Astronomy Observation and Theory 2017 Standard Proposal Standard 1 December 2016 2 February 2017 Kim Burchell
Solar and Planetary Studies 2017 Standard Proposal Standard 1 December 2016 2 February 2017 Kim Burchell
PATT Travel Grants April 2017 Standard Proposal PATT Travel 1 March 2017 5 April 2017 Tracey McGuire
PPRP Round 3 2017 Standard proposal PPRP 10 March 2017 25 April 2017 Tahmina Aziz
PE Small Awards 2017A Standard Proposal Public Engagement Awards 17 February 2017 27 April 2017 Andy Thompson
KE May 2017 Standard Proposal
Fellowship Proposal
IPS
Follow-on-Fund
IPS Fellowship
3 April 2017 3 May 2017 Chris Woolford
Industrial CASE 2017 Studentship Proposal CASE 2 May 2017 6 July 2017 Clare Heseltine
Industrial CASE Plus 2017 Studentship Proposal CASE 2 May 2017 6 July 2017 Clare Heseltine
KE Sept 2017 Standard Proposal
Fellowship Proposal
IPS
Follow-on-Fund
IPS Fellowship
14 August 2017 13 September 2017 Chris Woolford
PATT Travel Grants October 2017 Standard Proposal PATT Travel 1 September 2017 4 October 2017 Tracey McGuire
PPGP Experiment 2018 Standard Proposal Standard 1 November 2017 13 February 2018 Jane Long

** 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 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 (link opens in a new window).

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 (link opens in a new window).

* - AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC and STFC

Contacts for calls currently in the peer review process

Call Contact
CLASP 2016 Ling Xu
PPRP Round 1 2017 Tahmina Aziz
KE Sept 2016 Ling Xu
PPRP Round 4 2016 Tahmina Aziz
Ernest Rutherford Fellowships 2016 Clare Heseltine
Nuclear Physics 2016 Jane Long
PPGP Capital 2016 Jane Long
Public Engagement Small Awards 2016B Andy Thompson
Data Intensive Students 2016 Clare Heseltine

For further information see:

Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000