STFC - Specific Requirements

All attachments (including any references provided) should be written in one of the following fonts:

with a minimum of 2 cm margins around each page. You do not need to number attachment pages as this will be done automatically on import to the STFC Back Office. Please ensure that file names do not exceed 140 characters as this will cause problems on import into the STFC Back Office.  The required attachments for each fellowship are listed below.  Please note that anything uploaded as an “Other” attachment or “Proposal Cover Letter” will not be made available to reviewers.

Ernest Rutherford Fellowship

Applicants should read the competency framework in Annex 1 to the ERF Guidance to determine if they have the skills, knowledge and experience to apply for an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship. Please refer to the ERF Guidance document for further information on what to include in the attachments.

Please check all documents comply with page limits, font size (standard Arial 11 pt is the preferred font) and margin sizes. STFC will reject a proposal if any of the documents submitted breaches the rules on page limits, font size, font type or margins.  Proposals that are in breach of the rules in this way will not be returned for amendment.  The only exception would be where a breach occurred because of issues in downloading the proposal into the Research Council systems.

Case for Support

Required

Exactly 1

Maximum length of four sides of A4 including references, diagrams and illustrations

CV

Required

Exactly 1

Maximum of four sides of A4 using narrative CV template on UKRI funding finder website.

The format and margins of the template must not be altered. The font must be Arial 11pt.  DO NOT delete any section. Blank rows can be deleted. 

List of Publications

Required

 

Exactly 1

 

Letters of Support*

Required*

Exactly 1

Maximum length of two sides of A4

Data Management Plan

Required

Exactly 1

Maximum length of two sides of A4. If it is felt not relevant then upload a document stating why to pass validation

*The Letter of Support (personal reference) attachment should be the review supplied by the nominated reviewer named on the form by the applicant. the nominated reviewer must not be from the host institution. This must be submitted on headed paper, dated and signed by your nominated reviewer. It is mandatory at the submitter stage to upload this attachment which will be confidential i.e. not visible to the applicant. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that their nominated reviewer knows who to supply their reference to (at their host institution) in order that it can be uploaded and submitted with the proposal.

IPS Fellowship

Case for Support

Required

Exactly 1

Project Partner Letter of support

Required

1 for each Project Partner

Data Management Plan

Required

Exactly 1

Maximum length of two sides of A4. If it is felt not relevant then upload a document stating why to pass validation.

Other

Required

At least 2

For an IPS Fellowship 'Other' includes a Financial Resources Statement and Job Specification.

Leadership Fellow in Public Engagement

Case for Support

Required

Exactly 1

CV

Required

At least 1

Head of Dept

Statement

Required

At least 1

 

Webb Fellowship

Applicants should read the competency profile in Annex 1 to the Webb Fellowship Guidance to determine if they have the skills, knowledge and experience to apply for a Webb Fellowship.

 

Case for Support

Required

Exactly 1

Maximum length of three sides of A4 including references, diagrams and illustrations

CV

Required

Exactly 1

 

Maximum of two sides of A4 using C.V. template on STFC website.

 

The format, font and margins of the template must not be altered. DO NOT delete any section. Blank rows can be deleted. Applicants who complete the section on Career Breaks may extend the limit of two sides of A4 to accommodate this additional information. Please be aware this information will be shared with reviewers and panel members

List of Publications

Required

Exactly 1

Letters of Support*

Required*

Exactly 1

Maximum length of one side of A4

Data Management Plan Required

Exactly 1

Maximum length of one side of A4. If it is felt not relevant, then upload a document stating why to pass validation


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