You must apply using the Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S).
We recommend you start your application early. You can save completed details in Je-S at any time and return to continue your application later.
When applying select ‘New document’ then one of the following options:
- standard grant [date]
- standard grant – new investigator [date]
You can find advice on completing your application in the Je-S handbook.
If you need further help, you can contact the Je-S help desk on 01793 444164 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your host organisation will be able to provide advice and guidance on completing your application.
If you are planning to apply for more than the funding limit of £800,000, you must get approval first as your application will be rejected if you have not received permission before you apply.
There are restrictions on how many applications a research organisation can make. This will depend on the organisation’s previous standard grants success rate.
Applying for more than £800,000
We will accept applications for more than the normal £800,000 limit in exceptional cases. For example, if you have high facility, fieldwork, equipment or other costs but your project does not meet our large grant scheme’s requirements for scale and complexity of research.
You must contact us before you submit your application to get our permission to submit a standard grant proposal that is higher than the maximum funding limit. This includes costs for:
- the Geophysical Equipment Facility ocean bottom instruments
- Geophysical Equipment Facility seismometers
- Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements / Airborne Research & Survey Facility / British Antarctic Survey twin otter aircraft (the facility will be able to advise on eligible instrument or aircraft costs)
- European Incoherent Scatter Radar facility
- other ship-time or marine facility related costs.
Find out more in section B of our research grants and fellowships handbook (PDF, 755KB).