What to include in your proposal - NERC


Case for support

All proposals for NERC grants (research grants and fellowships) must include a case for support.

Length and formatting

The maximum length of the case for support depends on the scheme type. The number of pages should be checked once the document has been converted to PDF format, before attaching in the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system.

It must be completed in single-spaced typescript of minimum font size 11 point (Arial or other sans serif typeface of equivalent size to Arial font size 11) with margins of at least 2cm.

References must also be font size 11 point.

Any proposal in which the case for support does not comply with these specifications will be rejected.

Case for support contents

The case for support requirements will be detailed on the relevant funding opportunity documentation on the funding finder.

Last updated: 17 March 2022

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