Changes to First Grants

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Following a review of the First Grants scheme, with input from our advisory teams and universities, Council has agreed that the scheme will be revised to help improve the quality and ambition of research proposals submitted and to recognise that different research areas have different needs. These changes will lift some of the current restrictions and we hope to implement them during July. In the meantime, proposals developed for the existing scheme continue to be welcome.

We want to ensure that anyone currently writing a First Grant proposal is aware that there are changes coming - further details will be published as soon as possible so please look out for the news item on our website. We will also brief Research Offices in July so that they can help disseminate the detail of the changes and how these will be implemented as quickly as possible.