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Published on 18 July 2011

Research Grants User Group (RGUG) - Tuesday 19 July 2011

The next meeting of the RGUG will take place on Tuesday 19 July at 9:30am and will be held in the Sanger Building, Department for Biochemistry, Tennis Court Road. The RGUG is led by the Research Office and is a forum where research grant administration issues and developments are discussed. Further details and minutes of the previous meeting can be found on the Research Office website If you have any queries, please contact Hannah Pawson at the Research Office e-mail

Wellcome Trust Update

Applicants and grant holders of the Wellcome Trust should be aware of the following funding updates:

  • Funding for enhancements is now available. It is designed to provide additional funding for existing grant holders to explore important new opportunities or paths of discovery as their work unfolds.
  • Unsuccessful applicants for the Senior Investigator Awards scheme in Biomedical Science will normally be expected to wait 12 months, rather than two years before resubmitting an application.
  • The Trust's inflation allowance for new grant awards has been revised to 1.7 per cent per year. This change came into effect from 1 March 2011.
  • For awards made from 1 October 2011, the Flexible Funding Allowance will only be provided on studentships, training and intermediate fellowships. For other grant schemes, where FFAs are no longer be provided, costs may be requested at application stage.

Further details can be found here or contact the Administrator in your School Team at the Research Office


Researchers - your reagents are valuable

Commercial suppliers are interested in the antibodies, cell lines, proteins and other reagents you generate in your lab. The availability of these research reagents is important for the worldwide research community and a number of commercial companies have been set-up to meet this need by supplying reagents.

Cambridge Enterprise, the University’s commercialisation group, has established a service to license reagents in a straightforward way. The commercial supplier maintains and distributes the reagent, allowing you to concentrate on research. Any revenue from the sales of reagents is shared with you according to the University’s IP Policy, and you remain free to distribute your reagents as you wish to academic colleagues and collaborators.  

For further details, please go to contact Emma Barker, Senior Technology Associate (Life Sciences) Cambridge Enterprise Limited, Tel: +44 (0)1223 760339, email: