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Published on 23 March 2018

Main Researchfish Submission has closed for 2018

The Researchfish submission has now closed for RCUK, BHF, CRUK, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, NC3R's, NIHR, The Brain Tumour Charity and UK Space Agency and we would like to thank all researchers and administrative staff for preparing and submitting a return.

Some of the smaller funders still have submission periods open with two of these deadlines next week.

 Funder  Researchfish Deadline
 The Academy of Medical Sciences  Thursday 29th March
 Rosetrees Trust  Friday 30th March
 The British Council  Monday 30th April


TES Charges on H2020 awards

We have recently become aware that parts of the staff costs charged to EC grants by the Temporary Employment Service (TES) may be ineligible under Horizon 2020 rules. As per Articles 6 and 18 of the Annotated Model Grant Agreement, the cost of internally invoiced goods and services must be free of profit, margin or mark-ups.

Therefore any element of the TES costs identified by ROO at the time of reporting as being ineligible, will have to be removed from the grant and covered by the Department’s other source of funds.

If you have any queries and further details please contact the EC team.


Forthcoming CRUK Audit

Cancer Research UK has informed us that they intend to carry out an audit of approximately 200-300 transactions from 16 research grants. The audit will be done remotely and Departments will be contacted by mid-April if their grants have been selected for audit. 


Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Impact and Public Engagement with Research

The University of Cambridge runs two sets of parallel awards to recognise achievements in the areas of Impact and Public Engagement with Research. Applications for the 2018 Awards are currently open with deadlines of

 Award  Deadline
 Public Engagement with Research Award Deadline  Friday 27 April 2018
 Impact Award Deadline  Monday 7 May 2018

Further details are available from the Research Strategy Website.