You must apply using the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system.
You can find advice on completing your application in:
We recommend you start your application early.
Your host organisation will also be able to provide advice and guidance.
Submitting your application
Before starting an application, you will need to log in or create an account in Je-S.
All investigators involved in the project need to be registered on Je-S.
Any investigators who do not have a Je-S account must register for one at least 7 working days before the opportunity deadline.
- Select ‘documents’, then ‘new document’.
- Select ‘call search’.
- To find the opportunity, search for: Accelerator R&D Consortia Outline.
This will populate:
- council: STFC
- document type: outline
- scheme: outline
- call/type/mode: accelerator R&D consortia outline
Once you have completed your application, make sure you ‘submit document’.
You can save completed details in Je-S at any time and return to continue your application later.
STFC must receive your application by 2 March 2023 4:00pm UK time.
You will not be able to apply after this time. Please leave enough time for your proposal to pass through your organisation’s Je-S submission route before this date.
You should ensure you are aware of and follow any internal institutional deadlines that may be in place.
1 outline Je-S form should be submitted on behalf of the consortia. In addition, your application must also include the following attachments.
Case for support
The outline case for support should describe the intended programme of work and its component projects. It should:
It is important that the outline proposal describes the programme of work to be undertaken. As a research consortium please also specify the collaborators involved, detailing:
- the key linkages, including industrial partners
- how responsibilities will be shared among the collaborators
The case for support should detail the scientific objectives of the proposed programme and articulate the value and benefits of investing in the project. It should:
- provide a work package breakdown
- include a short summary description of the work, the level of staff effort involved and the overall cost of each package
The case should also include a narrative justification of resources to accompany the separate finance table (see ‘Finance table’ heading). Further advice on how to justify the requested resources can be found in the case for support guidance.
A full risk register is not required at this stage, but please provide a brief description of the main risks to the projects (minimum 5), explaining the severity of the risk and plans for mitigation.
As 6 months of preliminary funding may be awarded at this outline stage, the case for support should separate the 4-year programme into 2 parts:
- 6 months from October 2023 to March 2024
- 3.5 years from April 2024
2 A4 pages may be included in the case for support to provide justification for the 6 months of preliminary funding and 10 A4 pages can be included for the 3.5-years of funding. Applicants should be mindful that it may not be possible to continue with the preliminary activities funded at the outline stage.
The case for support should be clear and concise with minimal technical jargon. It must be a PDF attachment, be written in Arial (or equivalent) size 11 font and have a minimum of 2cm margins around each page.
It must be no longer than 12 sides of A4 in total.
This outline proposal is not a full submission and the page limit reflects the shorter version of this submission.
1 outline Je-S form should be submitted on behalf of the consortia.
This provides high level funding information and so, in addition to the outline Je-S form we require a separate financial table template (Excel, 13KB) to be submitted. This should provide a breakdown of the funding request by work package.
The table must be included as an annex in the case for support (not included in the page limit). The Excel file should be submitted to STFC at email@example.com by 2 March 2023 4:00pm UK time.
Costs must be sufficiently detailed to show that estimates are reasonable.
Data management plan (DMP)
Applicants are required to provide a separate DMP and a grant will not be awarded without a suitable plan.
The DMP should be no longer than 2 pages of A4.
Find out what to include in a DMP.