Online funding systems needing Research Services approval

A number of external funding organisations use online sites to upload funding applications. Some of these sites require a bid to be signed off by Research Services as part of your application process.

This includes Je-S. This site provides electronic application forms for the following funds: AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, STFC, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI)

To apply for funding on Je-S you need to set up an account. You can do this here:

Once you have requested an account Research Services must confirm you are a member of staff at Staffordshire University before you can get started.


In addition Research Services also acts as approver on the following:

Royal Society (E-GAP)

British Academy (E-GAP2)

Leverhulme Trust

European Commission (Participant Portal)

When you are submitting a bid to these funds you need to make sure you leave enough time for the Research Services to review and submit your project after you have pressed submit. We work to the same application deadline as you.

Horizon 2020 portal update


The Horizon Europa Website Project Team have posted the following

‘Welcome to the new website with latest information on Calls, Grants and Funding as well as workshops and training to develop the skills necessary to be successful in winning those grants.

Just about everything is new from Logo to layout, plus a new 5000+ page EU programme database specially designed for researchers and advisors,

You may already have seen the Logo video, if you haven’t and you have a minute for a bit of fun watch it here

You can find the site at 

For existing members, profiles and subscriptions have been transferred, however you will need to log in and reset your password by following the ‘forgotten password’ link.

For non members the site has expanded dramatically, guides, newsletters and eventually videos and presentations are accessible by registering for “Free stuff!”

Follow this link to Download Our FREE 15 page “Horizon Europa’s Guide to Horizon 2020”

If you’re waiting for the Experts page to be up and running this is now fully functional click here to register.

And finally if you like what you see please share it with your colleagues