Bid process

Research Councils UK (RCUK) state that research funding is awarded on a competitive basis, using independent expert peer review.

Applications are made to relevant research councils using the Councils ‘Joint Electronic Submissions System’ - JeS – which indicates the research each funder supports.

RCUK research policy

The RCUK research policy covers a range of issues:

RCUK provide a gateway for information about the research application processes of the:

Research Support Office

The Research Support Office provides guidelines on applying for funding and pre and post-award management processes through the project lifecycle. You can find specific advice on the research project lifecycle here, including planning, costing and submitting your proposal.

An overview of funders’ data policies can be accessed at the Funder Requirements section.

IT to support you at this stage:
LUCRE –University of Leicester software that costs all research applications.
IRIS - Internal Integrated Research System