Start your funding application online

Our application and award process consists of three main stages which are all completed using our online grants management system, eGMS.

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These stages are made up of a variety of ‘tasks’ within eGMS, most are subject to deadline dates.

An overview of the application process

1. Apply online

  • Unless stated otherwise in the scheme-specifc guidelines, applications for funding are submitted using our online grants management system (eGMS).
  • Your application needs to be approved by the your Host Institution before it's submitted to us.
  • We review and content check the applications to ensure the funding committee has all the information they need to make a decision.
  • If applicable to that particular funding scheme, the application will be peer reviewed.

2. Funding decision made

  • Once a decision is made you will receive feedback on your application.
  • If you are successful you will be issued with a Grant Award Letter.
  • You will then need to accept the award in eGMS.
  • Your Host Institution will also need to accept the award.
  • Finally you will need to activate the award.

3. After your grant has been awarded

  • You will be required to submit reports to us based on the requirements of the particular scheme.
  • Your Host Institution will use eGMS to submit Financial Reconciliations and view remittance information.
  • You and your host Institutions can request equipment claims.

Download the getting started guide

Our visual guide will take you through the steps to get started with eGMS.

Download the eGMS Getting Started Guide (PDF, 401 KB)

Access your online application

Log in to our online grants management system to begin your application.

Log in to eGMS

Guide to filling in your application form

Read detailed instructions for each stage of the online grant application process.

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Contact the grants team

How to make a successful application

Read advice from our research funding team on how to make a successful grant application at any level.

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