UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Simpler and Better Funding (SBF) programme has been creating a funding service that is easy to use and supports everyone involved in research funding.
The new Funding Service is designed to be simpler and more intuitive to use. It will provide consistent information requirements and assessment criteria, making it simpler for applicants and assessors.
Guidance on the application process will be supplied within the service, reducing the need to look for additional information in multiple places.
UKRI will continue to operate the existing system (Je-S) for application and award management. When applying for an opportunity on the UKRI funding finder, you will be taken directly to the correct application system.
Over time, opportunities will be transitioned to the new service. For the details of each council transitioning from JeS have a look at this page.
If you have projects in planning stage get in touch with RDS and we can help you with any queries about transitioning to the new service and calls affected by the move.
If you have not used the Funding Service before, the first step is to create an account. The process is straightforward and quick, so you can get started on your application as soon as possible.
RDS will continue to support you as before from your bid preparation stage and approvals before submissions to award management in the new service.