Step one: contact the UK programme officer
UK applicants should contact the main UK programme officer at BBSRC to:
- discuss whether their proposal fits the scope of the opportunity
- confirm that the UK component is appropriate.
Step two: US principal investigator applies through NSF
Applications must be submitted through the NSF. Your US principal investigator will manage this process.
View the application preparation and submission instructions on the NSF website.
Step three: create the Je-S application but do not submit
You must create the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) application, but must not submit the form on the system. You will instead email it in step four.
Enter costing for the UK component of the project on the Je-S system.
You can find advice on completing your application in the:
We recommend you start your application early.
Your host organisation will also be able to provide advice and guidance.
Creating your application
Before starting an application, you will need to log in or create an account in Je-S.
- Select ‘documents’, then ‘new document’.
- Select ‘call search’ .
- To find the opportunity, search for: UK Partner Funding.
This will populate:
- council: BBSRC
- document type: standard proposal
- scheme: small grants
- call/type/mode: UK Partner Funding.
Assign a UK lead investigator (for example, a principal investigator) to lead the UK part of the application. Enter their name in Je-S as the UK principal investigator. You can also include co-investigators on your application.
You can save completed details in Je-S at any time and return to continue your application later.
BBSRC must receive your application by 16 November 2022 at 17:00. You must email the Je-S documents to BBSRC and not submit them through Je-S (see step four).
You should ensure you are aware of and follow any internal institutional deadlines that may be in place.
In the document menu in Je-S, there’s an area called ‘document data’. You must complete everything in this section, excluding the following:
- case for support
If the system will not let you proceed, then attach a blank file for the above areas.
You must provide curriculum vitaes (CVs) for investigators and researchers as PDFs, following the NSF-approved format (see the ‘NSF Fillable PDF’ link).
Step four: send the documents to us
Download the completed Je-S proforma and CVs:
- Open the ‘document actions’ dropdown.
- Select ‘print document’.
- Tick ‘include blank section’.
- Select ‘download the print’.
- Select ‘Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)’.
- Save the files on your computer.
Then, forward the files to the US principal investigator for inclusion as a supplementary document in the overall proposal.
You must then email electronic copies of the documents to BBSRC by 16 November 2022 at 17:00: firstname.lastname@example.org