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Published on 29 March 2019

Wellcome Trust – Costing USS pension rises from April 2019 to April 2020

Further scheduled rises in the USS pension rates are planned to come into effect in October 2019 and April 2020. The Wellcome Trust are requesting that where an application is currently under review for award, that salary costings are revised to accommodate for the planned rises so that this can be reflected in the budgets being awarded. This is a new requirement by the Wellcome Trust only.

The Wellcome Trust are emailing Principal Investigators directly to request re-budgeting. Please forward these emails onto your grants team at the Research Office who will be able to provide you with a breakdown of basic salary, NI and USS per year for all USS posts affected. In the requests that we have received so far, the Wellcome Trust have given a deadline by which they require the updated costings, therefore please forward any requests to us as soon as possible.

Research Grants User Group Meeting – Minutes Available

Minutes from the Research Grants User Group Meeting on 26th February are now available on the ROO website. The next meeting will be

Thursday 2 May 2019

2pm - 3.30pm

Norwich Auditorium, Roger Needham Building, 7 J J Thomson Avenue, West Cambridge Site




Researchfish 2019

The Researchfish submission for 2019 has now closed for the main funders and we would like to thank all researchers and administrative staff for preparing and submitting their returns. We are waiting for the final figures from the funders regarding our compliance rates and will be in touch with Departments where further follow up is required.