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Procedure for VC and PVC Research Support Letters

There has been a marked increase in calls where sponsors request a VC/PVC Research support letters to be submitted with the application for funding. In order to allow sufficient time for the review and signing of letters, from 1 June 2016 requests and draft support letters must be submitted to the Research Strategy Office 15 (fifteen) working days ahead of the sponsor's deadline.

The Vice Chancellor or the PVC Research will reserve the right to refuse to sign support letters which do not meet this submission deadline.


Further details about

  • submitting the request to the Research Strategy Office
  • the content of the support letter
  • example templates

can be found on the Research Strategy Office website.


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