Category Archives: Resources

Research Professional Updates

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For updates including ‘CRUK plans £226m funding for research centres’ click on the link


Research Impact: Delivering Excellence

Tuesday 5th July 2016 – Manchester Conference Centre

Research Impact: Delivering Excellence will explore REF case studies and testimonials to help universities effectively measure and evidence impact, offering practical guidance on delivering high quality submissions across disciplines, institutions and projects. Continue reading Research Impact: Delivering Excellence

Bid Development Procedure Revised

We have recently revised and updated the university’s bid development procedure.

This document provides a set of procedures to ensure proposals to external funders are of the highest quality and that the financial, reputational and capacity implications have been considered prior to submission.

(Please note, a ‘bid’ refers to any form of proposal for external funding. This includes grant proposals, tenders, and business plans to deliver research and knowledge exchange activity, including consultancy and CPD.)

The revisions include:

  • recommended internal deadlines to ensure adequate time for internal approval processes (page 2)
  • holding a project set-up meeting if bids are successful, to enhance project management (page 7)

The procedure document also gives guidance on the peer review process and includes the Peer Review Template.

The revised document is available from the RED web pages here: CCCU Bid Development Procedure

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact your RKE Development Manager.

Getting started with your new funded RKE project

Have you recently been awarded funding for an RKE project? Congratulations!

If you’re new to running funded RKE projects at CCCU, you’ll probably have lots of questions on how to get your project up-and-running.  For example:

  • Do I need ethical approval before I start?
  • Who checks and signs the contract(s)?
  • How do I recruit and pay the project staff?
  • How do I get a project code so I can start spending the money?
  • How do I get a press release to promote the project?

RED offers project management advice and support to help get your project set up smoothly.  The essential information is covered in our Project Management Support Pack.  You can also browse the FAQs on our Project Management Support web page.

If you have any other questions or want to know more about managing RKE projects at CCCU, please contact Eileen Terry, RKE Projects Manager .

Tips for coordinating an EU-funded, multinational project

A colleague from a partner university has contacted us with a useful report we’d like to share.

Dr Rhonda Sofer is the coordinator of a TEMPUS IV project that is reaching its final stages.  She has written about her experiences of developing and coordinating the DOIT project, including the challenges faced, tips for success and a checklist of good practice.

You can download the report here:  Tips for Coordinating an International Curriculum Reform Program for Higher Education Institutions (PDF 5MB)

If you’re thinking of leading or being part of a large, multinational project, this will give some useful insights and guidance. Continue reading Tips for coordinating an EU-funded, multinational project