Various statutory returns that must be completed by the College mean that it is important that the revenue received is classified correctly. This page includes advice on what can count as a research project. Specialist advice can also be sought from Paul Labbett, Director of Research Grants and Contracts.
If the project is to be classified as 'research', you should alert the appropriate contact within the Arts and Sciences Research Office Team of your intention to apply at the earliest opportunity.
The budget should be developed in liaison with the appropriate contact from the College's Pre-Award Office. All projects to be funded by the European Union should be developed in liaison with members of the College's EU Funding Office.
Once agreed, the final details of the project, including the fEC for the project and the requested budget, should be entered on to an RG form, that will need to be authorised by the Head of Department *and* the Head of School or School Director of Administration.
If the proposed work is to be classified as 'knowledge transfer' or 'consultancy' the budget should be developed in liaison with the College's Partnership and Consultancy Team. They will normally require 10% of the overall project budget as a fee to cover the cost of the contractual and administrative services they provide.
Once agreed, the project details, including the project budget, will need to be entered on to a CA1 form and the This form will that will need to be authorised by the Head of Department and School Director of Administration on behalf of the Head of School. A further 10% of the overall project budget will normally apply at this stage to cover the School's costs in administering the project.