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Published on 19 August 2022

ERC Starting Grant

Academics and research support staff can find details of how to apply to the ERC Starting Grant on the ROO website including a crib sheet and webinar recordings. The deadlines for this call are -

Notification to ROO of intention to submit 27th September 2022
Internal Deadline to ROO 14th October 2022
ERC Deadline 25th October 2022


Timesheet demonstration sessions

Over the last couple of weeks, ROO have scheduled some online demonstration and Q&A sessions about the new mechanism for timesheets so that we comply with audit requirements on UKRI funding (RCUK and Innovate). The recording of the timesheet demonstration is now available and a list of the Q&As have also been published. You can group the Q&As by topic and also use the search box to help find your query.

We will also be holding two further sessions and joining instructions will be circulated nearer the time.

Timesheet demonstration Tuesday 27th September 11am
Q&A session Wednesday 5th October 10am


Research Grants User Group Meeting – 29th September 2022

The next Research Grants User Group (RGUG) meeting will take place on Thursday 29th September at 11:15am. Further details about the meeting will follow nearer the time.  


Advanced notice of UKRI Official Development Assistance research funding for financial year 2022/2023

The University has been allocated funding from the GCRF/Newton Fund block grant and other ODA block grant funding to be spent over the period 1 April 2022 to 31st March 2023. These awards are from the Department for Business, Energy and Innovation Strategy (BEIS) additional ODA allocation to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) for the financial year 2022/2023.

The funding has been allocated to "reinvest in excellent GCRF and Newton Fund programmes to enable them to maximise development impact over the course of the financial year". Details of the terms of the award, eligibility and the internal call process will be circulated in September 2022.