Astronomy Grants Round Guidelines and Closing Date 2022

Dear Colleagues

This is a note to advise that the closing date for the 2022 Astronomy Grants Round is 1st March 2022. Submissions will be accepted from 2nd December 2021.

The Astronomy Guidelines for Applicants have been revised and will be made available on the relevant funding opportunity at  Opportunities – UKRI

However due to the delay in finalising and publishing the guidelines, a PDF version is attached (Astronomy Guidelines to Applicants 2022).

Please be advised there have been a number of revisions so Applicants are advised to read the guidelines in detail and contact the office with any queries ahead of submission.

Some key points:

  • Publication table is no longer a requirement, please do not submit one. Applicants should address track record in the case for support
  • Gantt Charts are no longer a requirement, please do not submit one
  • Impact – an additional page is permitted within the case for support to address Impact planning. Please note this is a mandatory requirement.

New groups submitting their first consolidated grant proposal or those considering a consortium proposal should contact the office with an outline of the projects they wish to submit. This provides the office the opportunity to provide advice prior to submission.

If you have any queries please see the contact details below:

Chloe Woodcock ( – Senior Programme Manager for AGP

Kim Burchell ( – Head of Astronomy Awards