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Published on 11 August 2023

The Royal Society Inflationary Uplift to Grants FY2023/24

Royal Society (RS) have announced that an inflationary uplift of 2.48% is being applied to current grants within the following categories; Directly Incurred Staff Costs, Directly Allocated Costs and Indirect Costs.

Individual grant holders should already have received an email from the Royal Society informing them about the uplift. In order for the uplift to be added to the budget on the University Financial System, please can you forwarded the RS email to your Finance Analyst at the Research Office so that we can make the necessary amendments.

If you have any queries, please contact

Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT) system closure

The Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT) system will be closed down on 30th September 2023 and replaced on 1st October 2023 by the Wellcome Funding platform.

Once the WTGT is closed, you won’t be able to access the system. If you want to keep any documents that you currently have on the WTGT, you need to log in to your WTGT account before the closure date and download them. 

You may have documents in the following areas of WTGT
•            My Applications
•            My Co-Applications
•            My Grants
•            My Reports (remove the ‘required’ and ‘requested’ prefixes in the search bar to show previously submitted reports)
•            My Reviews

To download documents, you can either click the ‘create a PDF’ button or the PDF icon displayed next to the document.


MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 Resources

UKRO has published a collection of information sources to support researchers in successfully writing a proposal for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) 2023 call

The list put together by UKRO includes 
•    European Commission resources such as ‘How to Apply’ and a list of the common mistakes  
•    MSCA-NET resources e.g. unofficial MSCA PF 2023 call Handbook  
•    UKRO-specific resources a set of Q&A slides and a list of FAQs  

These examples are only a small selection of the resources from UKRO and we recommend MSCA PF 2023 applicants go to the UKRO website for the full list of resources. Applicants should also visit ROO website for further details including the cribsheet.

This call will close on 13 September 2023 (17:00 CET) and is covered by the UKRI Guarantee Funding.