MERLIN Web-based Proposal Submission Tool

Welcome to the new web-based MERLIN proposal tool 'NorthStar'. This is now the recommended route for MERLIN proposal preparation and submission. Access the login and registration pages can be found

Further information about using NorthStar to create a MERLIN proposal and an example of what a proposal may look like can be found below:

Additionally a detailed online help is accessible from within NorthStar.

If, at any point, you do encounter any problems using NorthStar or would like to provide us any feedback about the tool please email:

Please note that very occasionally, the NorthStar tool may become temporarily unavailable as corrections are made and the tool rebuilt. Any downtime should typically be less than 1 hour and the user proposal database will remain unaltered.