Staff salaries are often the largest cost of the budget.
Allocate enough money for staffing costs and think about what staff roles the project requires.
How do I determine which level is appropriate?
Consider the amount of time you wish to spend on the project as well as the amount of research assistance and expertise required.
You may need administrative support if you plan on sending out a large number of questionnaires and have a lot of data entry to do. If the study is complex, you may want a senior research fellow with previous experience. It will cost more but it will be an expense worth paying for.
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Extra staff costs
In addition, there will be extra costs to include, such as:
- recruitment advertising
- redundancy expenses
- pension costs
- national insurance contributions
Follow School procedures for including named staff in proposals. If you have a specific person in mind, contact your Research Development Manager.
Check local practice with your Department/Centre Manager as additional procedures on staffing salary levels may apply.