UKRI Funding Service
We are running this funding opportunity on the new UKRI Funding Service. You cannot apply for this funding opportunity on the Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) system.
If you have not used the Funding Service before, the first step is to create an account. This process is straightforward and quick and you will be able to do this as soon as the full funding opportunity is published on 22 June 2023.
Research support staff that have not already received an invitation to open an account should email email@example.com
Core application questions
The application process across UKRI councils is being streamlined by simplifying and standardising the questions we ask you to explain your ideas. You will be asked to provide information about:
- the vision of the project
- the approach to the project
- the capability of the applicant or applicants and the project team to deliver the project
- the resources requested to do the project
- the ethical and responsible research and innovation considerations of the project
Further details of the application questions and what assessors are looking for can be found on the UKRI website: how applicants use the UKRI Funding Service.
Further application form guidance will be published in May 2023.
During the initial phases of the Funding Service, the system will continue to develop in response to internal and external user needs. As an interim measure we will launch AHRC responsive mode funding opportunities as consecutive rounds with defined closing dates. Opening in rounds means we will be able to accommodate system developments and assess applications in a batch submitted under the same conditions.
Applications may be submitted at any time while a round is open; you do not need to wait until the closing date. AHRC will begin to process applications as soon as we receive them, so if an application is submitted early in a round we may be able to provide you with an earlier decision.
The first round on the Funding Service will open on 22 June 2023 at 9:00am UK time. The closing date for the first round via the Funding Service will be 14 September 2023 at 4:00pm UK time.
The second round will open at the end of September, details of the dates will be published in July.
You should ensure that you are aware of and follow any internal institutional submission deadlines that may be in place.
The proposed start date of your project must be at least nine months after the date of your application.