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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:

Process for Principal Investigators


Further information is available from the Je-S Helpdesk.