What to include in your proposal when applying via Je-S - EPSRC

We understand writing a proposal is a significant task. Use this guidance to help you gather everything you need and give it the best chance of success.

This guidance is only for applicants using the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system.

If you are using the UKRI Funding Service to apply, check:

Overview of information needed for your proposal

Familiarise yourself with all the information your proposal may need and how to present it

Case for support

Maximise the main opportunity to explain why your proposal should get a grant

Justification of resources

Find out how to help reviewers understand why you need the costs you ask for

Project partners letter of support

Demonstrate the benefits of collaboration and potential impact of research with a well-written letter of support


Find out how to present your case for equipment valued up to £400,000

National importance statement examples

See how successful applications covered national importance and got supportive reviewer comments with example statements taken from proposals

Projects consisting of multiple proposals

How to request funding for researchers at different organisations to work together on a project

Protecting your intellectual property

Help protect your ideas and patents with collaboration and confidentiality agreements

Health technologies impact and translation toolkit

Get an overview of some of the main barriers researchers may face when seeking to apply their research to solving and addressing challenges in human health and wellbeing

Flexible working

Find out how to build in flexibility for researchers and their teams, and describe the support needed

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact

How to tell us if you have been or will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

UKRI good research resource hub

UKRI encourages diversity of people and ideas in research. Find out how you can add your support with policies, standards and guidance on topics such as open research, trusted research and responsible innovation

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