How to Apply

Before submitting your application to us, we highly recommend that you read the background information and project specifications found on the information and call specification page

Applications will be accepted from Monday 9th May until 5pm on Monday 13th June.

If you have any questions or general enquiries specific to the funding call, please get in touch with us at or through the general enquiries button below.

Key dates

Competition pre-announcement: April 15th 2022

Opening date:                          May 9th 2022

Closing date:                             5pm on June 13th 2022

Panel date:                                 July 5th 2022

Decisions announced:            mid-July 2022

Latest start date:                    October 1st 2022

Latest end date:                    12 months after start date or 30th September 2023,                                                    whichever is soonest

The start date of this Grant is expected to be no later than four weeks of the award notification email date, therefore awards are likely to have a fixed latest start date applied.

As this is a rapid response project, grant extensions will not be considered.

We reserve the right to ask projects to become part of wider consortia or join with already existing efforts.            

How to apply

Please download the Updated Application Pack for full information: Updated Application-Pack.
The Application Pack includes the following:

  • Updated Call Specification
  • Application Form
  • EDI Monitoring Form
  • ESRC Research Funding Guide

Guidance on how the SBDRP Rapid Response Call is contained within this Call Specification and on our website including Frequently Asked Questions that are updated frequently
If you have any questions that are not answered via the Call Specification, our website or FAQs, then please email us on and we will get back to you shortly.
Application Checklist
Your application will consist of the following documents merged and saved as one .pdf:

Document Done?
Application Form saved as .pdf?
EDI saved as .pdf and attached to email?
CVs (for PIs and all Co-Is, max 2 x A4 page per person)
Project timeline e.g. Gantt Chart or logic model (if used)

Check that you have saved all documents in the checklist as one merged .pdf and then email this to before 5pm on June 13th 2022.

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