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Published on 5 December 2017

UKRO ERC Consolidator Grant, Information and Proposal Writing Session - 12 December 2017

The European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant scheme is aimed at academics from any discipline who are between 7 – 12 years from their PhD. Funding of up to €2M is available for projects up to 5 years duration, with the call deadline on 15th February 2018. More details about the scheme can be found at

The Research Operations Office (ROO) is organising an information session on how to apply to the scheme for prospective applicants

Tuesday 12 December

9:30am - 12:30pm

Room 4, Mill Lane Lecture Theatre

Register here

The session is being led by Andrew Macdonell from UKRO which is the UK’s National Contact Point for the ERC, and Bethan Hosking Jones, the ERC Officer at ROO. The session will provide participants with a practical overview of the ERC Consolidator Grants scheme, the proposal format and the key issues that are required to address in planning, writing and costing a proposal as well as tips for preparing for interview. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions and gain insights from current grant holders/reviewers.

If you have any questions or need any further information at all, please contact Bethan Hosking Jones at


Christmas and New Year Deadlines for Applications / Expenditure Statement - Reminder

The Research Operations Office will close for the Christmas break from Friday 22 December 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018.  

In order to help us manage new work received, deadlines that fall during the Christmas break and the first week in January 2018, will need to be with ROO on the following dates.

Funder Application Deadline ROO Deadline
Thursday 21 December 2017 - Tuesday 2 January 2018 Tuesday 12 December 2017
Wednesday 3 January - Friday 5 January 2018 Thursday 14 December 2017

Final Expenditure Statements for RCUK awards over the Christmas period must be confirmed to the Research Operations Office by Tuesday 5 December 2017.  This is to allow Final Expenditure Statements to be submitted prior to the Christmas/New Year break, as the due date will not be extended by RCUK.

Please ensure that your PIs are made aware of these arrangements.

X5 Training - January 2018

The training covers setting up an X5 using the Project Wizard as well as using the correct methodology for capturing costs.  


15th January 2018

9:00am to 12:30pm

17 Mill Lane

To book a place please contact at the Research Operations Office.

RGUG Meeting - 6th February 2018

The next RGUG meeting is Tuesday 6th February, 10am - 11.30am at the Institute of Public Health, Forvie Site, Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Presentations from the previous meeting on 30th NOvember are now available on the ROO website