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 2017 Standard Proposal PPRP 15 July 2017 22 August 2017 Tahmina Aziz
STFC GCRF Foundation Awards 2017 Standard Proposal RCUK 26 July 2017 5 September 2017 Katharine Hollinshead
KE Sept 2017 Standard Proposal
Fellowship Proposal
IPS Fellowship
14 August 2017 13 September 2017 Ling Xu
Ernest Rutherford Fellowship 2017 Fellowship Proposal Ernest Rutherford Fellowship 1 July 2017 21 September 2017 Clare Heseltine

STFC RCUK Innovation Fellowships 2017

Fellowship Proposal IPS Fellowship 1 September 2017 4 October 2017 Richard Traini
PATT Travel Grants October 2017 Standard Proposal PATT Travel 1 September 2017 4 October 2017 Tracey McGuire
Industrial CASE 2017 Studentship Proposal CASE 10 August 2017 5 October 2017 Clare Heseltine
Industrial CASE Plus 2017 Studentship Proposal CASE 10 August 2017 5 October 2017 Clare Heseltine
Spark Awards 2017B Standard Proposal Public Engagement Awards 5 September 2017 26 October 2017 Andy Thompson
Nucleus Awards (Stage 1) 2018 Outline Proposal Outline Proposal 4 September 2017 2 November 2017 Andy Thompson
CLASP 2017/18 Healthcare Outline Proposal CLASP Outlines 25 September 2017 7 November 2017 Richard Traini
STFC Newton - Malaysia 2017 Standard Proposal Newton Fund 11 September 2017 21 November 2017 Richard Traini
Nucleus Awards 2018 Stage 2 Standard Proposal Nucleus Awards 22 December 2017 25 January 2018 Andy Thompson
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

** 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 3 2017 Tahmina Aziz
PE Spark Awards 2017A Andy Thompson
KE May 2017 Ling Xu
PE Fellowships 2017 Andy Thompson
PPRP Round 2 2017 Tahmina Aziz
Astronomy Observation and Theory 2017 Chloe Woodcock or Tracey McGuire
Solar and Planetary Studies 2017 Chloe Woodcock or Tracey McGuire
PPRP Round 4 2016 Tahmina Aziz

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