Grants & Contracts

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The Grants and Contracts team supports University staff in their applications for external funding related to Research & Knowledge Exchange activities. The team also:

  • provides a risk management role for the University
  • delivers specialist expertise in corporate transactions
  • manages the IPR portfolio
  • maintains the Research Code of Practice
  • manages the University Ethics Committee.

All externally-funded grants and contracts must be authorised by Research & Knowledge Exchange Services (RKES), so it is essential that you contact us as early as possible in the development of your proposed research project. We offer advice on:

  • terms and conditions of research grants and contracts
  • making grant applications
  • costing of applications
  • ethics and sponsorship approval
  • consultancy/services rendered activity.


Funding information

RKES manages the RKES Portal - an online resource with the latest news, events and documentation on research funding (both internal and external funding) and knowledge exchange development. The Portal can only be accessed by University staff, researchers and postgraduate students. There is information on sources of funding, building proposals, approvals, application requirements, costing, pricing, funding processes and good research practice. There is also useful information on knowledge exchange initiatives including commercialising intellectual property, networking opportunities and industry requests for expertise.


Grants and Contracts team

Please get in touch with the relevant team below to discuss your needs:


For contractual queries relating to the terms and conditions of research contracts, studentships, grant agreements and consultancy/services rendered agreements



For queries relating to the application process for research grants and/or Full Economic Costing (fEC)


Commercial Funding

For queries relating to the development of proposals and pricing of commercially funded research and knowledge exchange (KE) projects


General Contact

If your enquiry is of a general nature or you’re not sure which team it should go to



The Grants and Contracts team is made up of the following members:

In addition, the Director has responsibility for the following RKES personnel:

Research Council News

To keep up to date with current Research Council news and funding opportunities, click here.

How to write a good Justification of Resources (JoR).

Costing and Pricing Module

Information on the new Costing and Pricing Module (CPM), replacement for pFACT

Postgraduate Research Funding Opportunities

Information on scholarships, the Vacation Bursary Scheme and Industrial CASE Awards.

The latest information on funders and how to submit a successful application (internal only).

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Find out how we can support growing businesses.

Documentation and deadlines for the UEC which manages ethical issues relating to teaching and research which involves investigations on human beings.