Approval and Submission

Prior to submission University approval is required for every proposal.   No application can be submitted until approval has been obtained from 1) the PI; 2) the relevant Faculty approver and finally 3) the Research and Enterprise Office.  You may require via approval on-line submission or a signature on the application from a member of the Research Funding & Development Team in REO.  You should ensure you have enough time for approval, or there is a risk that your proposal may not be submitted by the deadline.  

The institutional approval process has 2 components; peer review and internal approval to submit.  If you do not build in enough time to allow these steps to be completed then you risk your proposal not being ready to be submitted.

Peer Review

The peer review process will depend on the Faculty that you are affiliated to, each Faculty will have different processes to complete the peer review process.  The earlier you engage with REO the better.  Contact your Research Development Manager to find out more about the peer review process.

The University is establishing a Peer Review College in 2016 - click here for more information.

Internal Approval

University approval is required for every proposal.   No application can be submitted until approval has been obtained from 1) the Principal Investigator; 2) the relevant Faculty approver and finally 3) the Research and Enterprise Office. The proposed project should be discussed with Deans of Faculty prior to developing the proposal.  

Letters of Support  - It can take several weeks for a letter of support to be drafted and signed off by the University Deputy Principal, if this is required please let us know as soon as possible.

REO Review - The proposal can be reviewed by your Research Development Manager/Research Funding Officer within REO, prior to submitting to the funder.  Our team can support you throughout the proposal development process by providing; advice on costing/pricing, support with electronic application forms, funder guideline interpretation, reviewing proposal content and budget, advice on approval process, advice on contracts/IP and then the submission.

Need help?  Your contact in the Research Funding & Development Team can advise you on the various approval processes required when submitting a proposal.  We only ask that you try and give them as much notice as possible before the submission deadline, this will ensure you get the best help possible.

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