Research grants:

Stage 1 – outline proposals

Call status: Open
Outline proposal deadline: 14 April 2015

How to apply

Submit your proposal through the Research Councils' Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system by 4pm on the closing date (14 April 2015). Late applications will not be accepted.

Guidance on completing the outline submission can be found on the Je-S help.

The form is accessed by:

Click 'Create Document' and follow the on screen instructions to complete the form.

Applications should not exceed the page limits described below. Submissions which exceed the page limits will be withdrawn.



All proposals must be within our remit. We encourage multidisciplinary proposals but we strongly advise potential applicants to contact us beforehand to discuss the application if aspects of the proposal are outside of our remit.


The following attachments must be included:

No other attachments, e.g. covering letter, letters of support, etc, will be accepted.

At a minimum, font size 11 in Arial or other sans serif typeface of equivalent size to Arial font size 11 must be used for the entire Case for Support and CVs (excluding text on diagrams and the use of mathematical symbols). In addition, a minimum of single line spacing and standard character spacing must be used, with margins of no less than 2cm.

sLoLa Case for support format

The case for support (maximum 6 sides of A4) should be submitted as a single document containing each of the sections described below. The page limits refer to each separate section and may not be combined.

Section 1: Strategic case: Up to one page

Section 2: Science case: Up to two pages

Section 3: Social and economic impact plus skills and capability case: Up to one page

Section 4: Justification for strategic LoLa: Up to two pages

This should include:


The proforma should include a summary of the resources requested. Detailed justification of this request is not required at the outline stage. It is expected that the resources requested in a full application, if invited, reflect those in the outline application.