Our Research Awards Team works collaboratively with principal investigators and other academic, research, and professional services staff to support the management of externally funded research projects.
A Research Awards Manager (RAM) is allocated to each academic department and research centre, providing each unit a single point of contact for all projects. Discuss any aspect of your research project with your RAM.
As principal investigator (PI) you are the budget holder and have responsibility for managing the overall project and award received by the funder.
- be clear about your responsibilities as PI
- our service standards provide a framework setting out the core services we offer and how we work collaboratively with PIs and other partners in academic units. You can also view summary information on our core services and indicative timeframes in our Research Development and Research Awards infographics
- review the Converis project information report (PIR) provided at the project set up stage. This will provide an overview of your award, your award budget and a a timetable for the project deliverables. If you need a further copy contact your RAM)
The principal investigator, as budget holder, is responsible for the effective financial management of the grant.
The Research Awards Team acts as budget controller to oversee that all staff appointments, expense claims and supplier payments made against a research project meet contractual, budgetary and financial regulations.