British Academy Moving to Flexi-Grant from August 2017

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Like the Royal Society, the British Academy is transitioning to the new Flexi-Grant system over the summer. Currently British Academy uses e-Gap2 for both application and grant management.

Flexi-Grant will go live on 1st August 2017, when all existing grants on e-Gap2 will be migrated over to the new system. It will open for new user registrations on 9th August.

The main difference between Flexi-Grant and the existing e-Gap2 system is that references and Head of Department support statements must be in place before submission, rather than afterwards.

There will be a phased approach to adopting the new system for forthcoming grant schemes which is set out in the list below:

August 2017:

Mid-Career Fellowships call opens

Postdoctoral Fellowships call opens

September 2017:

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants (Round 2017-18) call opens

Tackling the UK’s International Challenges (tbc)

GCRF: Sustainable Development Programme (tbc)

October 2017:

BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships call opens

British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards call opens

April 2018:

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants (Round 2018) call opens



Research Outcomes Submission Period Now Open!

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The 2017 RCUK Research Outcomes submission period is now open until 16th March 2017.

Reporting research outcomes annually via Researchfish has now replaced most final reports on grants and is essential to enable RCUK to demonstrate the value and impact of research supported through public funding. RCUK uses information that researchers provide on the outputs, outcomes and impact of their Research Council-funded projects to report to, and engage with, both the Government and the public.

Between now and 16th March 2017 RCUK funded Principal Investigators and third year PhD students funded by RCUK will need to log on to Researchfish and update outcomes, and submit a return to confirm that information is accurate and complete. This can be done at any time during the submission period. All staff and students who need to do this have already been contacted via email, both directly by Researchfish and by RBS.

RBS will providing support throughout the submission and we will be holding a drop-in session on Wednesday 22nd February, in room 315 Northumberland Building. Please come along if you have any questions about your outcomes, submission or the Researchfish system.

If you’d like to complete your submission before then and have a question or problem, please contact your Research Funding and Policy Manager for assistance.

Please contact directly if you have any questions about the system itself.


Horizon 2020: Practical application guidance

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UKRO has published some useful practical guidance [subscribers only] for those embarking on the process of preparing an application for Horizon 2020. This includes advice on the administrative forms (and the different budget requirements between one-stage and two-stage applications) and the “declarations” the coordinator has to make prior to submission. Full guidance on submission is available at the Participant Portal.