Policy on resubmissions
Proposals which duplicate 40% or more of the stated objectives and/or work packages of an unsuccessful proposal involving the same applicants will be regarded as a resubmission. Applicants are reminded that resubmitted proposals should be noted at the appropriate point in the Je-S submission procedure.
Resubmissions will be assessed alongside all other proposals and will not receive preferential treatment. No account will be taken of previous reviews or Moderating Panel comments in assessing a resubmitted proposal. Data on which proposals are resubmitted will be used for monitoring purposes only.
Any proposal that is rejected on remit grounds may not be resubmitted unless substantially revised and confirmed as acceptable with the NERC office.
For schemes not listed below please refer to the relevant Announcement of Opportunity for resubmission rules.
- Unsuccessful standard grant proposals may be resubmitted to the standard grant scheme (or a research programme call, if relevant) when nine months have passed from the closing date of the original submission.
- Large grant proposals unsuccessful at the full proposal stage may not be resubmitted unless specifically invited by NERC. In this case, applicants will be advised of the procedure.
- Unsuccessful large grant outline proposals may be resubmitted to subsequent outline calls.
- Unsuccessful proposals submitted to the responsive mode consortium grant scheme (now closed) may not be resubmitted to the large grant scheme (outline or full proposal) unless resubmission was specifically invited by NERC at the time of rejection.
- An applicant may resubmit a fellowship proposal to a subsequent fellowship call (provided they remain eligible to apply). The proposal should have been updated, in particular to reflect the leadership potential of the applicant.
- The research project described in an unsuccessful fellowship proposal may be resubmitted to a research grant scheme when nine months have passed from the closing date of the original fellowship submission.
- Unsuccessful research grant proposals may not be resubmitted as part of a fellowship proposal.
- Urgency grant proposals may not be resubmitted as these are based on time-limited opportunities.
Research programme grants
- Unsuccessful research programme proposals may not be resubmitted to subsequent calls within research programmes. This is because, unlike responsive schemes, different calls within research programmes have different funding priorities. The only exception is the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) that will allow applicants to resubmit proposals within its programme.
- An unsuccessful research programme proposal may be resubmitted to the standard grant scheme. Those rejected on the basis of programme remit may be resubmitted at any time. Those that have been through the review process may be resubmitted when nine months have passed from the closing date of the original submission.
- An unsuccessful research programme proposal may be resubmitted to the large grant scheme, this must begin with a large grant outline proposal that may be submitted at any time.