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Responsive mode application deadlines

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You can submit research grant applications at any time for consideration by one of our Research Committees under our responsive mode scheme, on any topic within our portfolio.

Funding available for specific initiatives can be found on our All calls page.

Call status: Open
Application deadline: 23 June 2020, 16:00

Your application must:

Visit the Je-S website
  • Be completed using the Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S) by selecting:
    • Council: BBSRC
    • Doc Type: Standard Proposal
    • Scheme: Responsive Mode
    • Call/Type/Mode: 2020 Responsive Mode - 23 June 2020, 16:00.
  • Be submitted before 16:00 on the day of the application deadline. No extensions to deadlines will be accepted. We recommend you submit well in advance of the application deadline
  • Nominate a Research Committee to review the application. Our scientifically-qualified staff will perform a remit check and make a final decision on which Committee will peer review the application. This decision is final and you will be informed once funding decisions have been finalised.

Application deadlines and Research Committee meeting dates

Round Application deadline Research Committee meetings (assessment of applications) Research Committee Chairs meetings
19RM1 16 January 2019, 16:00 22-23 May 2019 2 July 2019
19RM2 30 April 2019, 16:00 25-26 September 2019 TBC
19RM3 2 October 2019, 16:00 12-13 February 2020 TBC
20RM1 15 January 2020, 16:00 19-20 May 2020 TBC
20RM2 23 June 2020, 16:00 22-23 September 2020 TBC
20RM3 30 September 2020, 16:00 9-10 February 2021 TBC

Note for applicants: Please do not contact us after the Research Committee meeting about the success of your application. We operate a strict policy not to provide this information prior to a final funding decision made by the Research Committee Chairs, who meet approximately one month after the last Research Committee meeting.

You will be formally contacted, shortly following the Research Committee Chairs meeting, by the office regarding the outcome of your application once the final funding decision has been confirmed.

Related calls: responsive mode