You must apply using the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system.
A PDF copy of the application should be sent to FNR, with the FNR INTER documents attached. This must be done no later than seven days after you submit your application to AHRC.
To download a PDF copy of your application:
- open the application (you may need to tick ‘show documents submitted to council’ at the top of the screen)
- select ‘document actions’ at the top of the screen
- select ‘print document’
- select ‘download the PDF version including attachments’.
More information can be found in the FNR INTER application guidelines (PDF, 793KB).
When applying, select ‘new document’ then:
- council: AHRC
- document type: standard proposal
- scheme: research grants standard
- call/type/mode: research grants (open call).
The title field of the proposal must begin with the words ‘Bilateral AHRC/FNR’.
You must attach the following documents to your Je-S application:
- case for support
- justification of resources (including UK costs and a summary of the Luxembourg costs)
- data management plan
- project partners’ letters of support
- head of department letter of support for international co-investigators
- CVs for all named researchers, both UK and Luxembourg-based (each CV should be no more than two pages long).
Luxembourg researchers should also complete the following as additional Je-S attachments (all available on the FNR website) and pass them onto their UK principal investigator to upload to the proposal (under ‘other attachment’):
- FNR project plan form
- FNR budget spreadsheet
- FNR justification of costs form (for costs being requested from FNR).
The Je-S submission portal allows only one principal investigator to be included in a proposal. On the Je-S form, the principal investigator is therefore the UK principal investigator and the Luxembourg principal investigator needs to be recorded as a co-investigator.
All investigators named on the Je-S application form, whether based in the UK or Luxembourg, must have a Je-S account. Where a named investigator does not already have a Je-S account, one can be easily set up.
This process can take a number of days. It is therefore strongly recommended that the process is started well before the application deadline.
No staff costs should be included for the Luxembourg principal investigator or co-investigator in the Je-S form. In the ‘investigator’ section, ‘zero’ should be entered into the fields which ask for ‘salary rate’ and ‘total number of hours to be charged to the grant over the duration of the grant’ for the Luxembourg principal investigator.
You can also find advice on completing your application in the Je-S handbook.
If you need further help, you can find contact information for Je-S in the ‘contact details’ section.
There is no application deadline and you can submit proposals to this funding opportunity at any time. We will accept proposals on an ongoing basis until the UKRI FNR agreement expires on 5 June 2027.