Facilitating world-class research
Before submission to the funder all grant applications for research (with a few exceptions, noted below) must be approved on behalf of the University by Research Services.
Potential principal investigators should liaise with their departmental administration team to facilitate submission to Research Services.
Grant applications must be received by Research Services at least five working days before the funder's deadline (in most cases). This is University policy.
Grant applications must include an X5 costing.
Funder, price and call type
Research Services deadline
Price under £20k with no staff costs
10 working days before funder deadline
Sign-off by Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) required
As early as possible
Co-ordinated University bids
Refer to internal deadlines for each scheme
All other funders, schemes and call types
5 working days before funder deadline
On receiving a grant application, Research Services will, depending on certain conditions (see below), review the application, liaise with the PI and their department about any amendments, and authorise and submit the application.
Research grant applications under £20k with no associated staff costs can be submitted direct to the funder.
Please note that:
Standard fundersResearch Councils, British Academy, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Leverhulme Trust, Royal Society, Wellcome Trust
Research Services will not review the application (unless requested by the department). Departments should:
All other funders
Research Services will review the application, assess the funder's terms and conditions, approve the application on behalf of the University, and facilitate submission.
All grant applications with a price over £100k will be reviewed by Research Services. Research Services will assess the funder's terms and conditions, approve on behalf of the University and facilitate submission to the funder.
Departmental checklist (standard funders)
All fellowship applications with a price over £1m will be reviewed by Research Services. Research Services will assess the funder's terms and conditions, approve on behalf of the University and facilitate submission to the funder.
SEE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS