In working out what to write in each section of the application form or attachment, you will need to refer closely to various sources of information, most of which have already been mentioned:
· the appropriate online ESRC Je-S research grants proposal form (you can print out a blank. partially or fully completed application form as a pdf file)
· the accompanying online Je-S notes for guidance covering each section of the form and the mandatory and optional attachments
· the advice on constructing a good proposal on the ESRC Today website
· the current ESRC Research Funding Guide which includes an extensive account of ESRC rules governing the eligibility of applicants, allowable expenditure and so on.
There are important differences between the forms for Future Research Leaders Grants scheme outline proposals and those for ESRC full proposals for this and the Research Grants scheme. All full proposal forms include the nomination of reviewers. The Future Research Leaders outline and full proposal forms include the nomination of a mentor and plans for your professional development.
The guidance for each scheme on the ESRC website typically includes guidance on completing the form on Je-S, and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). So remember to check the ESRC website funding section for the research scheme to which you wish to submit a proposal, download any supporting documents, and read them carefully!