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Published on 18 May 2018

UKRI Funding Assurance Visit to the University of Cambridge

The Research Councils will be undertaking an audit at the University as part of their work for the Funder Assurance Programme (FAP).Their visit will be taking place on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th September 2018.

We expect the audit to have a particular focus on grant collaborations and the associated due diligence processes.  This includes collaboration that involve fund transfer as well as non-fund transfer collaboration.  If you are running an UKRI grant that involves any form of partnership, please ensure appropriate collaborative agreements are in place, including documentation regarding the decision making process for selecting the collaborator. Please contact your Research Support Advisor in ROO, if you have any queries.

In addition, departments should ensure that expenditure on all awards (studentships, fellowships and research grants) complies with UKRI Terms and Conditions. Further guidance will be available over the coming weeks. If you have any immediate questions, please contact


Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship 2018 – Information Event on Thursday 7th June

The event is aimed at Postdocs interested in applying for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship 2018 call which has a deadline of 12th September 2018. The session will include

  • Guidance on how to prepare and submit an application

  • Tips from previous successful applicants

  • Advice from evaluators about their reviewing experience

The event will take place on Thursday 7th June 2018, 2pm – 4pm at OPdA Centre, 16 Mill Lane. To book your place please register here. If you have any queries, please contact


X5 User Group

The X5 User Group met for the first time on 21st March to discuss the development of X5 and support for users. The minutes, presentations and membership are available here Each school team has a representative on the group and X5 users are encouraged to liaise with their group member to feed through their issues and suggestions in preparation for the next meeting on 10th July 2018.


X5 – Training and Surgery Sessions

X5 Surgery – a one to one session to help you with a particularly challenging costing. Bookable appointments are available on a Wednesday, please contact

X5 Expanding Skills - this session covers how to change your PI & Funder / Scheme, add an external collaborator and change the Lead department and more.

Monday 4th June 2018

9am – 12:30pm

Ferrara, Greenwich House

Please email to book your place

Pre-requisite: have attended an Introduction to X5 session and are actively using the costing tool.