Research and Innovation Services


UKRI Funding Service update: responsive mode calls

18 July 2023

As the transition to UKRI’s new Funding Service continues some responsive mode calls have now closed on the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system and will now run on the new portal. Find out what you need to do if you're planning to apply for UKRI funding.

UKRI Funding Service screenshot

UKRI responsive mode calls

UKRI has now opened some responsive mode calls on its new Funding Service portal, with several Research Councils scheduling the Round 1 deadline for calls in September 2023.

To help us identify the level of interest in these calls from across the UCL academic community we have prepared a brief survey aimed at potential applicants for UKRI funding. This will help us to understand where and how we can target our support most effectively.

If you are considering applying for UKRI funding in the near future and are eligible to apply as a principal investigator (PI) or co-investigator, we would encourage you to participate in this survey.

Complete the survey

What do I need to do?

UCL departments and PIs will need to ensure they check which funding portal should be used as this will vary depending on the funding call and Research Council. UKRI has also advised that new user accounts will need to be created for the new portal.

To find out which system you should use for your application, please refer to the 'How to Apply' section of the funding call page for instructions. The ‘Start Application’ button on the call page will also direct you to Je-S or to the new Funding Service portal, depending on the system being used.

For calls being run through the new Funding Service portal, begin your application by clicking on the ‘Start Application’ button on the call page. This will allow you to create an account on the portal if you have not already done so. For other users, e.g., departmental support staff, UKRI has advised that a generic sign-up page for the new platform will be available soon.

Je-S will be phased out at the end of 2023, while some research councils will still use the platform to manage submissions. Specific information on transition plans for each research council and the associated changes to their responsive mode funding opportunities is available on the UKRI website.

If you have any queries about your grant application please get in touch with your Award Services Pre-Award contact.