Applying using Je-S
You must apply using the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system and follow the below guidance before accessing Je-S.
If you are a UK lead applicant, follow the UK researchers Je-S guidance section.
If you are a low- and middle-income country (LMIC) researcher who is leading an outline application, follow the process outlined in the ‘LMIC based lead overseas researchers’ section.
If you are an investigator or researcher based within an LMIC research organisation not currently registered on Je-S, follow the ‘self registration process’ section.
LMIC based lead overseas researchers
Overseas researchers that are based at an LMIC and leading an application, should firstly visit Je-S to download a list of Je-S registered organisations and check if their lead LMIC organisation has previously been awarded UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding.
If you find your lead LMIC organisation within the list of Je-S registered organisations, it is important to contact the submitter pool members of your organisation as soon as possible. This is to discuss arrangements to ensure the timely Je-S submission of your application.
The final submission must be completed before 16 February 2023 at 16:00 when this opportunity closes.
Further information on how to view submitter pool members details within Je-S is available within the supplementary guidance for outline submissions to the applied global health research board in the ‘additional info’ section.
Self registration process
If your LMIC research organisation has not previously received UKRI funding, whether you are a principal or co-investigator within an application, you are required to submit directly to MRC through Je-S.
You must navigate to the Je-S login page and select the option ‘self-registration for organisations’ to add your LMIC organisation to the Je-S database.
Je-S account process for overseas researchers
Following the completion of the self-registration process, any overseas researchers without Je-S accounts should follow the create Je-S account application process as soon as possible. You should do this by navigating to the Je-S home page or by selecting ‘create an account’.
Each researcher should ensure they create the correct Je-S account type, by selecting the option (check box) adjacent to the description ‘an Applicant on a Standard or Outline Proposal (Principal/Co/Researcher Co–Investigator)’.
Once completed, create the Je-S application.
UK researcher Je-S guidance
You are advised to liaise with your organisation’s research office as soon as possible, to discuss your intended application.
This early discussion will allow your host organisation to plan your application submission and ensure you complete your application in a timely fashion. This allows your organisation adequate time to complete necessary application checks before they complete the final submission to MRC through Je-S.
If you are a researcher based in the UK or at an overseas MRC unit who has not created a Je-S account, navigate to the Je-S home page and select ‘create an account’.
If you have already created a Je-S account, but have forgotten your account username or password, you can retrieve a hint to your password and confirmation of your Je-S account username.
If you already have a Je-S account, ensure you have the correct level of Je-S account required to be included as an investigator (within the Je-S proposal).
If your organisation is eligible to apply for UKRI funding (for example, NHS Trust), but the organisation has not yet completed the UKRI eligibility process, you can still apply for this funding opportunity. You must follow the self-registration process as indicated above.
Submitting your application
You must apply using the Je-S system.
This opportunity will not be available in Je-S, until it opens on 1 November 2022.
You can find advice on completing your application in the ‘supplementary guidance for outline submissions to the applied global health research board’ in the ‘Additional info’ section.
We recommend you start your application early.
Your host organisation will also be able to provide advice and guidance.
Before starting an application, you will need to log in or create an account in Je-S using the correct process for you, based on the information at the start of this section.
- Select ‘documents’, then ‘new document’.
- Select ‘call search’.
- To find the opportunity, search for: Applied Global Health Research Board Outline Round 4 2023.
This will populate:
- council: MRC
- document type: outline proposal
- scheme: standard outline
- call/type/mode: Applied Global Health Research Board Outline Round 4 2023.
Once you have completed your application, make sure you ‘submit document’.
You can save completed details in Je-S at any time and return to continue your application anytime during the opportunity opening period.
MRC must receive your application by 16 February 2023 at 16:00.
You will not be able to apply after this time. If your lead organisation is currently eligible to receive MRC funding, please liaise with your research office as soon as possible in the application process, leaving enough time for your proposal to pass through your organisation’s Je-S submission path before the advertised deadline.
You should ensure you are aware of and follow any internal institutional deadlines that may be in place.
If your lead research organisation is not currently eligible on Je-S and you have completed the self-registration of your organisation, when you submit your completed proposal through Je-S, this process will submit the document directly through Je-S to MRC.
As stated in the MRC guidance for applicants, it is your responsibility to ensure:
- you apply to the correct funding opportunity
- you select the correct type of grant you are applying for (partnership or research grant)
- your application is submitted before the published funding opportunity closing date and time.
Mandatory attachments to include with your Je-S outline proposal are:
- case for support (up to five sides of A4, plus one side of A4 for references)
- curriculum vitae (up to two sides of A4 per person)
- publications (no more than one side of A4 per person).
Letters of support are optional (up to two sides of A4 per letter).