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Submitting a research proposal to NERC

Principal Investigators and researchers should discuss and agree their requests for polar fieldwork support with BAS at least three months in advance of NERC grant submission deadlines listed below. All research grant proposals to NERC should be submitted no later than the announced deadlines. Applicants should leave enough time for their proposal to pass through the Research Councils UK Joint electronic Submission (Je-S) route before 16:00 on the closing date.

Proposals are assessed on their scientific excellence. NERC Moderating Panels meet annually in June and December to grade the proposals and make recommendations for funding. Applicants should adhere to the regulations set out in the NERC handbook.

Submission deadlines:

Email the Antarctic Access Office at BAS ([email protected]) stating your name and institution. They will set up a new questionnaire and send you the link along with instructions for completion.

Deadlines.  Note that the submission deadline is 4 p.m. on the given date.

Funding call application deadlineDeadline for submission of Pre Award OSPQ
Large grants – Outline proposals 10th March 2020,  full proposals – 3rd November 202010th March 2020
Standard grants – 28th July 2020 21st April 2020
Standard grants  –   January 2021 (Date TBC)October 2020 (Date TBC)
NERC Independent Research Fellowships  – 6th October 2020 (date TBC)7th July 2020
Collaborative Antarctic Science Scheme – 9th March 20209th March 2020 – OSPQ not required, see  CASS application form
All other NERC/ UKRI/ Other Research Council/ Other eligible non-UKRI funding calls (e.g EU, Leverhulme)3 months before full proposal submission deadline

 

Applications for BAS Antarctic logistics support are welcome on other NERC/ UKRI/ Other Research Council funding calls (e.g. Directed calls), the Pre-Award OSPQ deadline will be 3 months before the proposal deadline, unless stated otherwise in the call.

Applications are also welcome on certain non-UKRI funding calls, including EU, ESA and the Leverhulme Trust.  For further information on non-UKRI funding calls please contact the Antarctic Access Office 

Process for Principal Investigators

Contact

Further information is available from the Je-S Helpdesk.