Attachments

- AHRC specific

- BBSRC specific

- ESRC specific

- NC3Rs specific

- NERC specific

- STFC specific

AHRC - Specific Requirements

Proposals containing attachments exceeding the stated limits, or not adhering to the specified format, will not be considered. Please see here for cross council guidance on attachments. Other types of attachments than those listed below will not be considered.

Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships (CDP)
Please refer to the CDP Scheme guide: https://ahrc.ukri.org/funding/apply-for-funding/archived-opportunities/collaborative-doctoral-partnerships-3-call-for-proposals/

Collaborative Doctoral Awards only

Case for Support

This attachment is mandatory for all proposals and should be a maximum of 4 sides of A4 paper in a font no smaller than size 11 and each page should be numbered. Please refer to the call guidance document for advice on the content of the Case for Support.

Mentoring Statement

This attachment should be a maximum of 1 side of A4 paper in a font no smaller than size 11 and each page should be numbered.

 

International Placements

All applicants must attach a 2 page academic CV with their application. The CV must use the file naming format e.g. "Surname CV IPS IPS Host Name 2014" (Farrell CV IPS Smithsonian 2014).

Huntington applicants must also attach a 1 page second academic reference. The reference must use the file naming format e.g. "Surname Reference IPS IPS Host Name 2014" (Farrell Reference IPS Smithsonian 2014).

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BBSRC - Specific Requirements

Doctoral Training Partnerships

List of attachment types:

Department Publications (exactly 1): In this attachment, applicants should provide details of their most significant publications in the BBSRC strategic priority areas in which they are proposing to provide research training. The template for this attachment is on the BBSRC website.

Postgraduate Performance Indicators (exactly 1): In this attachment, applicants should provide details of PhD submission rates for the Partners involved in the submission. The template for this attachment is on the BBSRC website.

CASE Collaborators (exactly 1): You should use this attachment heading for your Portfolio Agreement. The template for this attachment is on the BBSRC website.

Covering Letter (up to 1): A covering letter is optional, and applicants are permitted to include an annex of up to 5 additional pages of information describing the research training strategy of the partnership, in particular connected to the strategic priorities being addressed.

Note: all mandatory attachments must be completed using the standard BBSRC templates available at http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/dtp BBSRC will not accept stand alone documents.

One cover letter may be submitted with the proposal where further information is necessary.

Industrial Case and Industrial Case Partnership schemes

List of attachment types:

Postgraduate Performance Indicators (exactly 1)

Company Details (exactly 1)

Covering Letter (up to 1)

Note: all mandatory attachments must be completed using the standard BBSRC templates available at http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/training/industrial-case.aspx. BBSRC will not accept stand alone documents. For ICP proposals note that the above attachments are located under the Industrial CASE competition details.

One cover letter may be submitted with the proposal where further information is necessary.

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ESRC – Specific Requirements

Attachments

Please refer to the specific requirements as set out in the individual call documentation to ensure you provide all of the mandatory attachments relevant to the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnerships/ Centres for Doctoral Training calls.

 

Case for support

This is a mandatory attachment for all proposals.  The case for support must not exceed 12 sides of A4 and all pages must be numbered.  Applicants may find it helpful to structure their case for support around the following headings but may prefer to use an alternative structure if they consider it more appropriate:

·         Institutional/Consortia strategy and vision

·         Environment for postgraduate training and development

·         Content and delivery of postgraduate training

·         Collaboration with non-academic partners

·         Governance, organisation and management monitoring

 

Additional information for consortia bids

This attachment must be completed by all proposals that include more than one research organisation.  The attachment should be a maximum of 5 sides of A4.

 

Subject specific training provision

DTP Proposals are expected to provide details regarding the research context, structure of delivery, training provided, and the research environment for each pathway, including an indication regarding the level of demand in order to demonstrate that a viable cohort of students will be sustained.  A template for subject specific attachments, including an example of how information should be presented has been provided within the DTP Je-S guidance notes available from the ESRC website.

 

CDT Proposals are expected to provide this information with their case support as detailed within the call specification and CDT Je-S guidance notes.

 

Supporting Metrics

All proposals must be accompanied by an attachment setting out a series of metrics using the Je-S document type - other attachment.  A proforma for this information has been provided within the Je-s Guidance notes for each individual call available from the ESRC website.

 

CV (maximum of two sides of A4)

All proposals must include a CV for the proposed director. This should include contact details, qualifications (including class and subject), academic and professional posts held since graduation, a list of the most relevant and recent publications, and a record of research funded by the ESRC and other bodies. This should not exceed two A4 sides.

 

Letters of support

This is mandatory for consortia bids.  A letter of support for each collaborating research organisation must be submitted as part of the proposal.  Each letter should be signed and on headed paper and should address the following:

·         The organisation’s commitment to the DTP/CDT for the lifetime of the partnership and beyond;

·         The alignment to the organisation(s) strategy;

·         The organisation’s contribution towards an appropriate management structure for the named DTP/CDT;

 

 

Additional Statement (maximum of one side of A4)

Applicants applying to both the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) and Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) calls must submit an additional attachment using the Je-S document type ‘other attachment’, setting out how the organisation(s) will co-ordinate/support the centres should all bids be successful, this should include details  how the organisation(s) will manage multiple bids and coordinate sharing best practice.

 

Budget management (maximum 2 sides of A4)

All proposals must provide this attachment.  All DTPs/CDTs will receive an allocation of studentships and the costs associated with that allocation will be paid via a doctoral training grant.  The indicative cost associated with each studentship has been provided for DTPs/CDTs within their individual call specifications available from the ESRC website.

 

This attachment should describe your strategy and mechanisms for allocating the following funds:

·         Research Training Support Grant and Overseas Fieldwork

·         Student and cohort development to include collaboration, overseas institutional visits, facilitating interdisciplinary skill development, and cohort development.

 

In addition please note, as this call is being issued ahead of the outcome of the spending review proposals must also demonstrate how they would maximise the use of funding for Student and Cohort Development should this budget be reduced by 25 per cent.

 

Project Partner letter of support

This is only mandatory for CDT proposals. 

Each CDT must provide a letter of support from each of the non-academic partners (or cluster of partners if more appropriate) contributing to the co-creation and co-design of the CDT outlining the following:



NC3Rs - Specific Requirement

The attachments required are detailed within the Studentship section of the NC3Rs Guidance for Applicants and Grant Holders

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NERC - Specific Requirement

Please note that all NERC Studentship schemes have different requirements for attachments. The following sections provide scheme specific information.

Industrial CASE Studentship

Proposals require a number of document attachments:

Directed Research Studentship

A Case for Support must be attached to all proposals. This must be a maximum of 2 pages of A4 and include a description of the proposed research and details of the research training. Any associated research grants should be mentioned with reference numbers.

Please ensure that all pages in any attachment accompanying an application are sequentially numbered.

Please also refer to specific requirements as set out in individual call documents.

Centres for Doctoral Training

A case for support MUST be submitted as an attachment to provide more details on the CDT. This MUST be a maximum of 14 sides of A4. The case for support should be used to justify and evidence the proposal using the following headings:

Please ensure that all pages in any attachment accompanying an application are sequentially numbered.

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STFC - Specific Requirements

Industrial CASE Proposals require two additional document attachments:

Industrial CASE Plus Proposals require three additional document attachments:

Note: all mandatory attachments must be completed using the standard STFC templates:  http://www.stfc.ac.uk/funding/studentships/industrial-case-studentships/.

The required attachments must be submitted with the Project Proposal Proforma in Je-S. We will not accept stand-alone documents.

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

with a minimum of 2cm 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.

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