All proposals should be submitted online using the Joint Electronic Submissions system (Je-S). The login screen has links to tutorials and system help.
In the event of any queries relating to the Je-S system, please contact the Je-S helpdesk.
When applying, please ensure the following details are entered correctly so your application reaches the correct council and the correct opportunity. Providing incorrect details at this stage could result in your application not being considered for this opportunity.
In Je-S, select:
- council: STFC
- document type: standard proposal
- scheme: Futures
- call title: STFC horizons (open) call
Please prefix the title of your application with ‘net-zero’.
In advance of submitting a proposal to this call through Je-S, we ask that you contact our team inbox at the earliest opportunity to express your interest.
Please provide a short summary of the proposed project, including funds to be requested (approximate figures). We will be able to advise you as to whether the project fits within the remit of the call.
You should attach the following documents to your application:
- Je-S pro forma
- case for support (maximum six pages)
- project partners’ letter of support (where relevant, up to three attachments)
- data management plan
- Gantt chart
- covering letter (optional, this will not be seen by external reviewers or panel)
- other (any document uploaded under “other” will not be seen by external reviewers or the panel).
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 you submit the application, it will first go to your host organisation for review. Please allow sufficient time for this.
See our general guidance for more details on requesting costs on a proposal, including fund headings (STFC).
Finances for STFC labs
Finances that are associated with the STFC labs should be separated from those of the UK research organisations. This is best done by submitting joint proposals with lead and non-lead organisations.
There is no specific condition on who should be the lead organisation. This is entirely up to the project team and how the project is designed.
It is mandatory for the non-lead application to submit a completed Je-S proposal form. This form will not include all the sections which are available to the lead. It is most important to complete the sections on finances.