Research Grant Set-Up and Support

About the team

This page provides information on the Research Grant Set-up and Support Team, the work we do, how to get in touch with us, and links to other useful information and relevant teams.

The Research Grant Set-up and Support Team is a central team that oversees the set-up of all research awards at the university. The team sets up new research awards, can help PIs troubleshoot any issues and provides advice on all aspects of project set-up.

From June 2019, all research grants are managed through Worktribe the University’s Research Grant Management system:

Log into Worktribe here

For details of the New Core systems and Worktribe processes, please see the Core Systems and Worktribe overview page.

For more information on research staff recruitment and the Trusted Funder policy, please access the Guidelines for Research-Funded Staff Recruitment.

If you have received a new award, please contact your College Research Support Office in the first instance (contact details for these teams are in the “Useful links” menu below). They will be able to mark the award as successful on Worktribe and hand over to us.

How we can help

The team is responsible for the set-up of new projects from award notification up to the generation of a project account code. This includes the award set-up in Worktribe, as well as guiding PIs through processes including contracts, recruitment, studentships, risk assessments, procurement of equipment, ethical and governance approval, and due diligence procedures.

The team also aims to provide support to researchers who have encountered serious delays or disruptions as a result of internal administrative requirements.  Where input is needed from multiple professional services teams, the Grant Set-up and Support team can help to co-ordinate this activity and help to get the project back on track.

Please note the team deals with all new research awards, including transfers from other institutions, but excluding EU, International, Business Engagement and Strategic Project grants. These will usually be dealt with by the existing teams dedicated to these areas. Existing grants are supported by the Research Finance team. See the Useful Links drop-down menu to find out more about these teams.

Getting in touch

If you have received a new award, please contact your College Research Support Office in the first instance (contact details for these teams in the “Useful link” menu below). They will be able to mark the award as successful on Worktribe and hand over to us.

Our team will then assign a dedicated Grant Set-up Facilitator, who will be in touch to notify of you of the next steps required to set up the grant. To find out more about the Facilitators, visit our Meet the Team page.

To get in touch with the team directly, or for any general set-up queries, you can also contact the team through the following email addresses: