Resource Scrutiny & Allocation Process (RSAP)

Call for Resource Requests for 2024/25: Overview

The IRIS Resource Request call for resources needed from 1st October 2024  to 30th September 2025 is now open. Please note that IRIS moved its allocation start date to October 1st  as most  participants rely on quarterly reporting. We hope that this is the last change in allocation cycles for the foreseeable future.

All requests will be assessed by two independent reviewers and the resource allocation panel as a whole will make a recommendation to IRIS as to whether to accommodate a request partially or fully.  IRIS will endeavour to fulfil all recommended allocations in a timely manner, subject to funding. In the meantime, existing allocations will be preserved. If additional resources are becoming available earlier than anticipated, they will be offered as soon as possible.

The required information for a resource request is in line with previous rounds, but please double check the guidance for any updates and adapt your submission accordingly. Templates for submissions are available. If you do not have access to your previous application(s), please email and we will send you a copy.

Applications and any questions you may have should be submitted to the Chair (

Note that applications for seedcorn allocations for new activities joining IRIS as Science Partners can be made at any time during the year by emailing the Science Director. However these allocations must be confirmed in the following RSAP round.

Documents to Submit

  1. IRIS Science Partner Document: This document establishes your eligibility as an IRIS science partner. If you have submitted an IRIS Science Partner document in previous RSAP rounds, you do *not* need to submit a new version unless there has been a substantial change to the Science Programme that is supported by IRIS. If this is your first submission (even if you were granted seedcorn funding outside the RSAP cycle) please refer to the guidance as to the format this document should take.
  2. Resource Request: Please note the guidance for the required format. While this document asks for projections for the years beyond this resource request call, a new submission is still required each year.
  3. Statement of delineation: In rare cases where two closely related science activities submit separate requests these might be asked to submit an additional document showing that there is no overlap between the requests. If such a statement for your activity is needed you will be contacted by the RSAP chair in due course. This will typically only happen after all requests for a given round have been received.
  4. If you become aware of an exceptional change in circumstances that requires an update of your request after the submission deadline, but before the panel meeting, please alert the Chair as soon as possible and include the Resource Request Amendment Form. Do not prepare an amended request unless instructed by the Chair as, as a rule, we do not ask reviewers to review the same request twice.


October 9th 2023RSAP call opens 
November 6th 2023RSAP call closes 
December 4th 2023Feedback to submitters given 
December 18th 2023Final deadline to submit requests
January 8th 2024Proposals go out to reviewers 
February 12th 2024
Deadline for reviews
February 27th 2024
RSAP meets (zoom)
March 2024 IRIS-DB
Recommendations presented to IRIS DB 
April 2024Recommendations send to submitters
October 1st 2024 (latest)
Resources available to submitters 


Resource Request Documents

Documents for RSAP 2024/5.

The IRIS Accounting portal.