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The Funding Service (TFS) - UKRI

In 2023, all research councils will transition from the Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) system to the Funding Service for submission of research applications. The pilot of TFS began in summer 2020 and the number of UKRI calls using TFS will be increased over time. Full details of the transition from JeS to The funding Service can be found here.

The aim of TFS is to make applying for and managing research simpler and more streamlined. Further information on TFS can be found here.

Researchers can create their own accounts on TFS by clicking on a call and pressing the start application button. All current UKRI calls can be found on the funding finder here.

TFS for Research Services

Research Services staff who approve and submit applicaitons to the Research Councils will need an administrator account on TFS. RS collaegues should contact The Funding Service for an administrator account and also copy in when they make their account request. This will allow the central Research Services Team to approve the request on behalf of the University.

UKRI has launched a dedicated webpage detailing how research offices use the UKRI Funding Service. This reseource covers how to request an admin account, what features are currently available on TFS and also what functionalities are currently in development.

The UKRI Research Office Administrator webinar from 8th December 2021 that illustrates what The Funding System can and can't do at the moment and answer some of the common questions can be accessed here.