Congratulations on being awarded your funding! So what happens next?
Each research and enterprise project that is awarded external funding must have its own cost centre on the University’s financial system, Agresso.
The Post Award team are responsible for setting up this cost centre and allocating a budget for the project, but before this can take place the relevant Post Award contact needs to be in possession of the original documentation confirming the funding. This could be a grant offer letter, a contract with an industry company, a partnership agreement with another institute or simply a purchase order for consultancy services.
Please note: If a contract or award letter needs to be countersigned by the University, this must be done at Dean/Director level or above. Principal Investigators are not authorised to sign off their own contracts.
On occasion, contract terms may need to be negotiated with the funder. The Post Award team review all contracts and award letters, working closely with the University’s Legal team to ensure that all contracts entered into are favourable for all parties involved.