Prepare and submit a research grant

The Research Administrators in your department are the first point of contact for discussions around preparing and submitting a research grant. 

Staff in professional support services are available to assist you in finding the information required for and submitting your research grant and can help at every stage including: submission systems, governance, costings and impact pathways.  

The Research Development Team provide expert advice and assistance on research applications. Services and level of co-ordination vary dependent on the size of opportunity and complexity of application and include: development of application focus and cohesive narratives; writing non-research content eg project management sections; generation of contextual data and information; review of proposal; specialist advice on pathways to impact and liaison with partners e.g. production and signatures for letters of support to ensure commitment to the application.

Research Grants and Contracts are responsible for submitting all research grants. 

Click the links in the boxes below to find further information relating to these activities and who to contact. 

 

Assess my application against funder guidelines

Research funding applications often include conditions placed by the funder that can be missed in the process of preparing applications. The RGC team check every application that is submitted to reduce the likelihood of automatic disqualification.

Further information

Key contacts

Confirm compliance with University's grant submission policy

Create an application selection process where a restriction on applications is placed by the funder

Further information

Funders can place a limit on the number of applications per institution for a funding call. Where there are multiple applications a process is required to select the single application. These processes are organised by the Research Development Team on behalf of Faculties.

Key contacts

Rachel Curwen

Rachel Curwen
Rachel.curwen@york.ac.uk
Senior Research Development manager
01904 435124

Review contracts to protect both the University's interest and academic freedom

Research funding applications impose contractual obligations on the University and academic staff. The IP & Legal Team help staff to understand these obligations and how they might affect their research while protecting the University's interests. 

Support available

Key contacts

Matthew Just

Matthew Just 
Matthew.just@york.ac.uk
Intellectual Property and Legal Manager
01904 435191

 

Legal review of contract for signing

The IP and Legal Team review all research-related contracts as part of the research grant submission process. All research-related contracts should be reviewed by the legal team to ensure the University and staff are able to understand and meet their contractual obligations. 

Key contacts

Matthew Just

Matthew Just 
Matthew.Just@york.ac.uk
Legal Manager
01904 435191