Applying for a travel grant
You should contact the STFC office if you are applying for a travel grant for the first time.
You must apply via the Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S), selecting the following:
- document type: standard proposal
- scheme: PATT travel
- call: PATT travel grants.
Please do not include any salary information on the Je-S form or any request for investigator funding. Only the principal investigator’s name needs to be entered on the Je-S form.
You must include a case for support with your application for a travel grant. Details of what to include are contained in the full guidance (PDF, 336KB).
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.
You will normally hear the outcome of your application one month after the closing 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 JeSHelp@je-s.ukri.org.
Your host organisation will be able to provide advice and guidance on completing your application.
Making a travel claim
You must email your request for funding to the STFC office at least four weeks before your observing run. You should not undertake any travel without first getting approval from STFC.
Your email should outline the request for travel funds and attach the following documents:
The STFC office will email confirmation of approval, with a travel and subsistence claim form attached. You must submit claims for flights, travel and subsistence within three months of the observing run. You must provide receipts for all claimed expenditure, or we will not reimburse your claim.
Decisions on travel claims are usually made on the day they are received. They may take up to a week if they require approval of the chair of the Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time (PATT).
Guidelines on travel and subsistence for approved telescopes (PDF, 336KB).