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Research Operations Office


Published on 17 August 2018

New RGUG date - 13 September 2018

The Research Grants User Group (RGUG) is a forum where research grant administration issues and developments are discussed. This is an open meeting for Departments, Schools and Administrative Staff. The next meeting has been rescheduled, instead of Thursday 20 September at the Institute of Public Health, Addenbrookes Site we have brought it forward one week and moved the venue as follows

Thursday 13 September

10am – 11:30am

Mill Lane Lecture Room 7

One of the agenda items we will be discussing is the new application deadlines and you may like to review the decision tree document on the ROO website prior to the meeting

If you have any queries, please contact


fEC and Income Allocation Policy Seminar – 15 October 2018

This briefing is relevant to all staff involved in research grants, particularly those new to the University or wishing to increase their understanding of University policy and its impact on research grants and their administration. Content includes

  • Clarity on definitions of Direct costs and Indirect costs

  • What the PI should be aware of at application stage

  • How the Income Allocation Policy apportions overheads between the Department and the University

Monday 15 October

9:30am – 11:00am

Greenwich House

Madingley Road

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


Equipment sharing features in £250k award for Early Career Researchers

The Research Office has successfully bid to the EPSRC for the Capital Award for Early Career Researchers and would like to thank everyone who contributed to the application.

The fund for new equipment will upgrade and strengthen resources in Cambridge by contributing to the University’s world class status for equipment. A key aspect within the proposal was how further collaborative opportunities would be developed. The new equipment purchases will be made available on the Cambridge equipment database and the national equipment portal, which will ensure that Early Career Researchers and other users have access to it.

We are currently finalising the details of the internal funding call which will be announced in the Michaelmas Term.