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Wellcome Trust Organisation Spend Report – Departmental Expenditure Checks

An Organisational Spend Report (OSR) is submitted quarterly to the Wellcome Trust (WT) by the Research Operations Office (ROO) for the months of March, June, September and December. Before ROO submits the next OSR, please could Departments check and verify all their WT expenditure on CUFS and make any amendments before the December 2023 General Ledger period closes.

If you have any queries, please contact

Horizon Europe Information Sessions Dec 2023 – Recordings and presentations

In Dec 2023, the ROO EU Team organised two hybrid Horizon Europe Information Sessions led by Anne Nierobisch, the European Advisor for the University of Cambridge and the UK MSCA National Contact Point. The sessions were packed with information, and we were delighted to see so much interest from participants.

You can find below the links to the PDFs and videos for both days – please circulate this message in your network to all who might be interested in the content.

6 Dec 2023 – Legal and Financial Matters Information Session (including H2020). Access the 6 Dec 2023 event agenda, recordings structured by topic and all associated PDF resources here.

7 Dec 2023 – Horizon Europe Funding Opportunities Information Session. Access the 7 Dec 2023 event agenda, recordings structured by topic and all associated PDF resources here.    

Please contact us on if you experience issues accessing the content (you must use your CRSid to access it)

Are you UKRI funded?

The new UKRI open access policy for monographs, books chapters and edited collections comes into effect on 1 January 2024. Any monograph, book chapter or edited collection under contract from 01 January 2024 will need to be open access within one year of publication. Your publication can be openly available through an institutional or subject repository, through a subscribe to open or other alternative funding model, or an open access option from your publisher which may or may not be charged for. 

If you are publishing a monograph, book chapter or edited collection that acknowledges UKRI funding and would like more information about the policy or would like to request support for the funding application process please contact the open access team

You can find further details on the UKRI Open Access Policy and information about the different models for supporting open access for long-form scholarship on our website. 

 In January the Open Access team will be hosting a Q and A event for UKRI-funded researchers, further details will be circulated shortly.  

Lund University "Get Started Funding"

In light of the re-association of the United Kingdom (UK) to Horizon Europe 1 January 2024, Lund University (LU) launches a call for “Get Started Funding” aimed at early career researchers from Lund University and UK-based LERU universities* (up to seven years since completion of PhD). Funds of up to 25 000 SEK per award are available to initiate/deepen collaborations which have the potential to lead to externally funded research projects, joint publications, etc.

Early career researcher teams (LU + UK-based LERU university) are invited to apply for “Get Started Funding” in any academic field. Applications will be assessed in relation to the quality of the application and preference will be given to activities leading to tangible outcomes feeding into and enhancing research activities.

The deadline for submission of applications is 1 February 2024. Applicants will be notified of outcomes at the beginning of March.

Instructions on how to apply are listed here.

For more information please contact Petra Moser-Noergaard.