Overview - STFC

The information you need to provide in your proposal will depend on the funding opportunity.

Check Funding finder for the information you need to provide for the opportunity you’re interested in.

Your proposal needs to include the following information for any opportunity you apply for:

  • Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system pro forma – this is the information you need to enter in the Je-S forms
  • case for support – this should include a full justification of all resources you request (except indirect and estate costs).

Additional information

You may also need to provide supporting documents, including:

  • data management plan
  • letters of support
  • publications table
  • declarations of interest

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact

You can tell us if coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected or will affect you or your research.

Find out more about how we take the effects of the pandemic into account.

Assessment criteria

You should take note of the criteria the research grants panel will use to assess proposals. Providing information and evidence that relates to the assessment criteria helps:

  • panel members score your proposal more efficiently and objectively
  • panel discussions about funding recommendations

Ensure reviewers can see important information

Do not use links to websites to provide critical information in your case for support. Reviewers do not have to look at websites you link to.

Do not put information essential to peer review in attachments you upload to Je-S and categorise as “Other” or “Proposal Cover Letter” unless you’ve been advised to do so. These types of documents are not usually made available to reviewers or panel members.


STFC does not need CVs except for Ernest Rutherford Fellowships and Public Engagement Fellowships.

Last updated: 17 August 2021

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