Next responsive mode application deadline: 13 January 2016, 4pm
Applications for grant funding can be made to the Research Committees under our responsive mode scheme, on any topic within our portfolio.
- Be completed using the Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S)
- Applicants should select:
- Council: BBSRC
- Doc Type: Standard Proposal
- Scheme: Responsive Mode
- Call/Type/Mode: 2015 Responsive Mode – 13 January 2016, 4pm
- Be submitted before 4pm on the day of the application deadline. No extensions to deadlines will be accepted. We recommend you submit well in advance of the application deadline
- Nominate a Research Committee to review the application. Our scientifically-qualified staff will perform a remit check and make a final decision on which Committee will peer review the application. This decision is final and you will be informed once funding decisions have been finalised
Responsive mode deadlines
Application deadlines and Committee meeting dates
|Round||Application deadline||Committee meeting dates
(when applications are assessed)
|Committee Chairs meeting dates|
|15RM2||28 April 2015, 4pm||16-17 September 2015||October 2015 (date TBC)|
|15RM3||23 September 2015, 4pm||2-3 February 2016||March 2016 (date TBC)|
|16RM1||13 January 2016||11-12 May 2016||June 2016 (date TBC)|
Note for applicants: Please do not contact us after the Committee meeting about the success of your application. We operate a strict policy not to provide this information prior to a final funding decision made by the Committee Chairs, who meet approximately one month after the last Committee meeting.
You will be formally contacted, shortly following the Committee Chairs meeting, by the office regarding the outcome of your application once the final funding decision has been confirmed.
Strategic longer larger grants
Timeline for 2015 outline applications
|Outline call launch||8 January 2015|
|Application deadline for outline proposals||14 April 2015|
|Outline proposals assessed by Strategic LoLa Committee||7-8 July 2015|
|Outcomes and feedback to successful applicants||Sep/Oct 2015|
|Application deadline for full proposals||January 2016|
|Full proposals assessed by Committees A, B, C, D||May 2016|
|Full proposals assessed by Strategic LoLa Committee||June/July 2016|
Timeline for 2015 full proposal (invite only) applications
|Application deadline for outline proposals||8 January 2015|
|Full proposals assessed by Committees A, B, C, D||May 2015|
|Full proposals assessed by Strategic LoLa Committee||7-8 July 2015|
Specific initiatives open for applications can be found on our special opportunities page.
The following are open to applications:
- David Phillips Fellowships – application deadline: 21 October 2015, 4pm
- Returners to Research Fellowships – application deadline: apply at any time
There are currently no studentship calls open.