Information for Prospective Students

Research Council Studentship Awards

Information for Departments

It is not possible to delineate absolutely the subject areas of the Research Councils; there are inevitable overlaps and boundaries that the Councils share with each other. Subjects and disciplines are continually evolving, and some research topics may fall into the remit of more than one Research Council (e.g. certain topics within geography may well fall into the remit of the Arts and Humanities Research Council).

The most up-to-date information is maintained on funding rates for awards held by UCL.


Applications to Research Council Funding has to be made via the Je-S system.

The procedure for submitting an application takes the following course:

  1. The proposal is developed by the Principal Investigator on the Je-S website.
  2. The proposal is then "forwarded" to a departmental Approver (to be determined by the department) who will electronically APPROVE the application.
  3. The proposal is then "forwarded" to the relevant submitting authority who will electronically SUBMIT the application to the Research Councils.

A list of the Approvers and Submitters is available.

For the Institutes of Child Health, Neurology and Ophthalmology, their authorised signatories will act as Submitters, therefore bypassing UCL's Research Administration Section.

PLEASE NOTE: The current turnaround time of a maximum of 5 working days will still apply for Research Administration to submit your application AFTER the departmental approval has been given.

Further information is available regarding electronic application submissions.

Should you have any further queries regarding Je-S, please visit the Je-S website.


  • All studentship funding (for tuition fees and stipends) should now be entered via Portico. The user guide can be obtained from your 'Finance Container' on Portico.
  • Bids are entered by the departmental in-putter, approved by the departmental approver and then forwarded for finance approval. The finance approval can take up to 3 working days.
  • Departments must produce a 'studentship award letter' for all award holders. This, as well as other useful resources, can be obtained from the Research Services website.
  • Student Funding (Registry) then oversees the payment requests. Payments are only requested once a student is 'fully enrolled' - payments can take up to 10 working days to process.
  • All students should be encouraged to submit their bank details on-line via Portico so that they can receive payments directly into their banks accounts. For the majority of new students their first payment will be issued via cheque.
  • Any payment amendment requests should be send to

Page last modified on 11 apr 13 16:33 by Mark Skinsley

*NOTE: All scholarship and student funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines etc.

Page Support l Request printed information l Disclaimer
Page maintained by Student Funding, UCL Registry