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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: 30 September 2020, 16:00

Your application must:

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  • 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 - 30 September 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
20RM1 15 January 2020, 16:00 19-20 May 2020 Completed
20RM2 23 June 2020, 16:00 November 2020 December 2020
20RM3 30 September 2020, 16:00 9-10 February 2021 March 2021
21RM1 13 January 2021, 16:00 May 2021 (TBC) June 2021
21RM2 28 April 2021, 16:00 September 2021 (TBC) October 2021
21RM3 29 September 2021, 16:00 February 2022 (TBC) March 2022

Meeting dates for the 20RM2 Committee Meetings:

Round Meeting date
A 23 November 2020
B 25 November 2020
C 24 November 2020
D 26 November 2020

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