Applicants should ensure they are aware of, and comply with, any internal institutional deadlines that may be in place. You should prepare and submit your proposal using the Research Councils’ Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system. Please ensure sufficient time to create Je-S accounts for investigators who do not currently have one.
Then adding a new proposal, you should go to documents, select ‘new document’, then select ‘create new document’ and:
- council: AHRC
- document type: standard proposal
- scheme: development grants
- call: AI Pump Priming 21 Sept 2021
For further details and help in applying, please read the AHRC research funding guide.
Your host organisation will be able to provide advice and guidance on completing your application.
After completing the application you must click ‘submit document’, which will send your application to your host organisation’s administration.
Your host organisation’s administration is required to complete the submission process.
Applicants should allow sufficient time for your organisation’s submission process between submitting your proposal to them and the funding opportunity closing date.
AHRC must receive your application by 16:00 on 21 September 2021.
As well as the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) application form, the following documents must be submitted.
CVs and publications
A summary curriculum vitae should be attached as separate documents for each principal investigator and any co-investigators, named postdoctoral researchers.
These should be no more than two sides of A4. CVs should include basic information about education, employment history, and academic responsibilities. Summary lists of publications or research outputs should be attached as separate documents for each principal investigator and any co-investigators or named postdoctoral researchers.
These should cover major publications or outputs in the last five years and should be no more than one side of A4 paper.
Data management plan
The data management plan should outline the project’s approach to managing data. This should be no more than two sides of A4.
Justification of resources
This should be a description of the need for the resources requested. Please ensure you justify all of the resources you request. In drafting the justification of resources, you should ensure you identify which headings in the summary of resources the costs relate to, in order to make cross-referencing more transparent. This should be no more than two sides of A4.
Project partner letter or letters of support
Each project partner must provide a project partner letter of support, of no more than two sides of A4 signed on headed paper.
Case for support
This should be up to seven sides of A4, and contain the headings set out in our AHRC research funding guide.
While you should aim to make the case for support as concise, specific and clear as possible, the work to be undertaken should nonetheless be fully explained, as failure to provide adequate detail on any aspects may seriously prejudice your application.
In short, you are advised to focus your application and to provide sufficient evidence to enable panellists to reach a considered judgement as to the quality of your proposal, its significance, feasibility and value for money.
You should attach all your documents as PDFs to avoid errors. They should be completed in single-spaced Arial 11 font or similar-sized sans serif typeface