Post-award support

Congratulations on successfully applying for research funding! 

The information and links below identify the various professional services that you may need to access for support over the project’s lifetime. Different funders have different requirements for the management of the projects they fund and you should carefully read the terms of the grant offer so that you understand what these requirements are. As the Principal Investigator (PI), you have overall responsibility for your project (or the Plymouth component of it) and for ensuring that you meet the terms of the grant agreement. Failure to do this could have serious ramifications for you and the University.

As a first step, please contact the Finance Business Support team as soon as you receive confirmation that your application has been successful. 

If your project involves partner organisations then you are likely to need a collaboration agreement. See the legal section below for further details.

Finance

The Finance Business Support team provide central post award support for research projects, including:

  • setting up project budgets
  • monitoring spend
  • managing claims 
  • financial reporting to the funder
  • procurement.
Contact the team as soon as you receive confirmation that your grant has been awarded

Legal

The legal team can help you with various aspects of your grant including:

  • collaboration agreements
  • consortia agreements
  • sub-contracts.

Contact the legal team for further support


Research and Innovation

  • For intellectual property questions
  • For assistance with reporting systems such as VV- Impact Tracker
  • For access to training opportunities that will support staff career development 
  • For advice and support with impact activities related to your project
  • For help with ethics issues
  • For assistance obtaining signatures for new EU projects contact the Research Specialist Advisors

Human Resources (HR)

HR will assist you with recruiting and managing staff on your project. Visit the 'HR' page for further information

Media and Communications

Public engagement is often an important part of generating impact from your research project. The Media and Communications team are always available to discuss a press release or other form of media engagement. 

Technology and Information Services (TIS)