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How to apply

The first criterion for our funded research will always be excellence. We understand though, that scientific excellence is not enough when applying for grant funding in a competitive environment. Here you will find guidance for creating a high-quality research grant application.

Submit your research grant application through the Je-S (Joint electronic submission) system.
Guidance on how to use the system is available on Je-S or you can contact the helpdesk using the details below.

Je-S helpdesk:, +44 1793 444164 [out of hours please leave a voicemail message]. Open Monday to Friday 09.00-17.00 UK time (excluding bank holidays and other holidays). Please provide your name, organisation and user ID; date and time; which part of the form or system you were working on; and the nature of the problem.

Grants guide

Our grants guide is designed to cover all aspects of research grant funding, including: eligibility, research equipment and application procedures. If you can't find what you're looking for please contact us (see below).

Grants guide (PDF 341KB)

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The guidance below will cover the majority of applications however, there will be times when a call will have differing requirements. In these instances, additional guidance will be provided in the call information.