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Research Operations Office


Published on Tue, 21/04/2015 - 12:23

Following the Research Grants User Group (RGUG) meeting on 28 September 2010 the enclosed proposals were discussed and agreed This means that from 1 November 2010, Departments will be able to check their own small applications (under £150,000 fEC). 

The default position will be that the Research Office will not check any applications under this value, and Departments should ensure applications are with the Research Office 1 working day before the deadline so that we can submit your proposal straight to the funder. The exception to this is if there are any subcontracting costs, ethical issues, collaborations or special insurance requirements, please contact the Research Office so that we can carry out full checks on your application.

If you would still like a small application to be reviewed by the Research Office please let the administrator in your School Team know, allowing the usual required turnaround times of 3 days for specific deadlines and 5 days for open call applications. Any small applications received with less than 3 or 5 days will not be checked.

A brief checklist has been produced to assist Departments review their own small applications which can be found here

The benefits of this new procedure are that it will speed up the application process, give Departments the choice of having a small application checked, and will allow the Research Office to provide help and guidance for more complex applications. If you have any queries please contact your School Team at the Research Office.