Standard Application Procedure
The GEF Steering Committee meet twice a year (usually May and November) to consider standard loan application requests for equipment. The next deadline for these application is 13th October 2023. The committee meet approximately 5 weeks after this deadline, so you should expect to hear the outcome of your application shortly after this time. Please note that the Facility is currently experiencing high demand for certain equipment types and we therefore recommend that you apply in plenty of time before your fieldwork is due to start, ideally at least one meeting in advance (i.e. 6 months).
Standard applications consist of our application form (available below) plus a separate case for support. The guidance notes below will help you complete the form and construct the case for support.
New users are encouraged to submit their applications at least one month before the deadline to allow us to check your form and provide any feedback before the meeting.
Download the GEF Application Form
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8.1 or newer to complete this form. You must save the PDF file to your computer and then open with Adobe Reader as browser plugins will not work with this PDF. Please read the guidance notes provided to assist in filling in the form.
Email your completed form (without signatures) to gef[at]nerc [dot] ac [dot] uk together with your case for support and post one hard-copy of the application (with signatures) to our Edinburgh Office.