List of recent changes
The Cross-Council research grant terms and conditions now appear as a separate document under the ‘Post-Award information’ sub-heading on the Apply for funding page of the website together with a new document that appears under the 'Funding processes and rules' subheading which provides an overview of the organisational and individual applicant eligibility criteria.
V11.06 - February 2013
- Clarification of eligibility criteria in paragraph 3.3: All principal and co-investigators must be at lecturer level or equivalent.
- Correction of minor typographical errors.
- Removal of paragraph 4.40 and renumbering. This paragraph was simply a list of the four responsive mode committees, but this information is better presented on the BBSRC website.
V11.05 - January 2013
- The case for support (incorporating track record details) must now be contained within a maximum 8 pages. Whilst there are no fixed limits within these 8 pages, it is suggested that 1-2 pages are used for the track record with the remaining pages being used for the scientific case. Additional pages for proposals with two or more postdoctoral researchers are no longer allowed. Any application exceeding 8 pages for the case for support (incorporating the track record) will not be accepted.
- A new mandatory attachment type, called 'Data Management Plan' has been added to Je-S. This attachment type is to be used by applicants to provide information relating to data sharing. The page limit for this mandatory attachment remains at 1 page. The BBSRC Data Sharing Policy can be found at www.bbsrc.ac.uk/organisation/policies/position/policy/data-sharing-policy.aspx.
- A new mandatory attachment type, called 'Workplan' has been added to Je-S. This attachment type, which has a limit of 1 page, is to be used by applicants to provide a diagrammatic workplan for the proposed research. Feedback from our peer review community highlights the benefits of having a diagrammatic workplan attached to proposals. As such, this attachment is now mandatory.
- Eligibility of Principal and Co-Investigators has been amended to allow researchers from overseas who are moving to the UK to apply ahead of their move. The revised guidance states that Principal and Co-Investigators: 'must be resident in the UK at the time of application or will be moving to the UK to take up an already agreed contract at an eligible organisation (the contract must not be dependent on the outcome of the application), and will remain resident in the UK for the duration of the proposed project.'
- Publication costs associated with peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers must not be included in grants as these costs are funded by RCUK APC publication funding. Publication costs other than journal articles and conference papers, such as books, monographs, critical editions, catalogues etc. that are incurred within the period of the grant may be included within directly incurred costs, but full justification must be provided.
- Documents containing URLs will no longer be returned for amendment. However, peer reviewers are advised to not follow URL links in documents; they base their assessment only on the information contained within the form. BBSRC reserves the right to withdraw proposals that contain links to additional information which extends the case for support.
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