Post-Award Research support

The Research Strategy and Services Division provides a range of post-award support services to the university research community.

Post-Award Research Finance

The Research Finance team are responsible for the administration of externally funded research project accounts once an award has been received and accepted by the University, with a responsibility for managing the university’s £1.2bn portfolio of research project accounts.

The team maintain up-to-date specialist knowledge of a wide range of funders’ financial terms and conditions and provide expert advice on the management of project finances in order to assist in maximising research income to the University. The team provide guidance to Principal Investigators and other stakeholders where required to ensure compliance with both funder rules and internal accounting policies.

The Research Finance team are responsible for a wide range of tasks required to manage project accounts on behalf of the university and individual academics, including raising funder invoices and completing funder claims in line with payment schedules/deadlines, advising on the availability of funds for research-funded staff recruitment, managing external funder audits, managing month-end accounting routines, transfers of costs between project accounts where required to meet funder rules and/or maximise expenditure, and completing final account reconciliations and closing project accounts in a timely manner.

Research Project Reporting for Principal Investigators

Core Systems provides Principal Investigators with a number of reports containing the important financial information they need to manage expenditure on their research projects. In response to staff feedback we have produced a selection of short videos to show Principal Investigators how to use the reports to get up-to-date budget and expenditure information on their live projects, as well as where to find information on the codes they need to charge purchase requisitions to their projects.


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