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Horizon Europe Awards

Due to ongoing delays in the formalisation of the UK’s association to Horizon Europe, UKRI has now released the terms and conditions to govern the administration of grants covered by the UKRI underwrite. The University of Cambridge is currently reviewing these terms, alongside other UK institutions to fully understand what is required.

If you have a project that is covered by the first wave of UKRI underwrite funding, please get in touch with the ROO EU and International Team (horizongrants@admin.cam.ac.uk) before you contact your project coordinator or register on a UKRI system.  

 

Research Administration Programme 2022

The Research Administration Programme aims to help staff who work in grant administration to improve their knowledge and understanding of the grant lifecycle. Each module will focus on a different aspect of grant administration and consists of narrated presentations followed by a live event with the presenter and other delegates. There are currently two modules available to book which are limited to 20 delegates per event.
 
Pre Award Module Live Event  Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Post Award Module Live Event  Wednesday 27th April 2022, 9:30am - 12:00pm

To book your place, please visit the Research Administration Programme SharePoint page. Prior to each live event, you will need to have watched the narrated pre award and / or post award presentations. Should you have any particular questions you would like addressed on the day, please complete this short form - I have a question!

If you need to cancel, please do so with as much notice as possible and remove your name from the booking system, to allow those staff who are on the waiting list to take your place. Please contact Debbie.West-Lewis@admin.cam.ac.uk if you have any queries.

 

New UKRI Open Access Policy From 1st April 2022

Changes to the UKRI open access policy come into effect from 1st April 2022, requiring immediate open access to journal articles funded by UKRI. This can be achieved either by publishing in a journal that offers immediate open access to their content (Gold route), or by publishing in a subscription journal and making the accepted manuscript immediately available in a repository (Green route). Researchers will need to take action before submitting a paper to a journal in order to ensure compliance with the new policy. 

More information about the changes and what researchers need to do is available on the Open Access website. 

 

Research Grants User Group Meeting - 26th April 2022

The next RGUG meeting will take place as a live event on Tuesday 26th April 2022 at 11:15am. Details will be circulated nearer the time. 

Slides and recording of the previous RGUG meeting on 8th February are available on the RGUG web page. For further information or if you have any questions, please contact Hannah.Pawson@admin.cam.ac.uk. 

 

Reminder - The Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy is a tax on salary bills introduced in 2017. There are many funders who deem the Apprenticeship Levy cost ineligible when costing a project; this includes CRUK, Royal Society, Leverhulme, BHF and the BA.

For applications to these funders, you must manually set the NI rates file to the 5 April file for the current year in order to exclude the cost of the levy from the salary cost. A list of funders and full X5 instructions are available in the X5 user guide The Rates tab (sharepoint.com)