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Next responsive mode application deadline: 29 April 2014, 4pm

Applications for grant funding can be made to the Research Committees under our responsive mode scheme, on any topic within our portfolio.

Applications must:

  • 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: Responsive Mode – 29 April 2014, 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 (current application round shown in bold)
Application deadline Committee meeting dates
(when applications are assessed)
Committee Chairs meeting dates
25 September 2013 25-26 February 2014 11 April 2014
9 January 2014, 4pm 20-21 May 2014 3 July 2014
29 April 2014, 4pm 23-24 September 2014 TBC
24 September 2014, 4pm February 2015 (TBC) 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 1 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 2014 outline applications

Outline call launched 6 January 2014
Application deadline for outline proposals 9 April 2014 (closed)
Outline proposals assessed by Strategic LoLa Committee 2-3 July 2014
Outcomes and feedback to successful applicants September 2014 (date TBC)
Application deadline for full proposals January 2015 (date TBC)
Full proposals assessed by Committees A, B, C, D May 2015 (date TBC)
Full proposals assessed by Strategic LoLa Committee June 2015 (date TBC)

Timeline for 2014 full proposal (invite only) applications

Application deadline for outline proposals 9 January 2014 (closed)
Full proposals assessed by Committees A, B, C, D 20-21 May 2014
Full proposals assessed by Strategic LoLa Committee June 2014 (date TBC)

Special opportunities

Specific initiatives open for applications can be found on our special opportunities page.

Fellowships

The following are open to applications:

  • Returners to research fellowships – application deadline: apply at any time

Studentships

  • Doctoral Training Partnerships - application deadline: 1 May 2014

Contact

Research Committee A

tel: 01793 442197
fax: 01793 413234

Research Committee B

tel: 01793 414657
fax: 01793 413234

Research Committee C

tel: 01793 442197
fax: 01793 413234

Research Committee D

tel: 01793 414657
fax: 01793 413234

Innovation and Skills Group - Fellowships

tel: 01793 413256
fax: 01793 414674

Innovation and Skills Group - Studentships