The following information relates to funder and University processes and is intended to assist members of Research Support teams (rather than applicants). If you have any queries, please get in touch with your RGO contact.
For the Outline stage:
- Worktribe records will need to be completed and approved in the normal way for the Outline application (see below for more information).
- You'll need to request that these be moved back to the Bid Submission stage to allow you to make further changes before the full stage.
- The costings in WT should be as accurate as possible at the Outline stage.
- Standard University deadlines apply for submission at the Outline stage.
These are UKRI awards, but all are administered by MRC, so MRC should be selected as the funder (for the benefit of newer people, 'Outline Bid' should be selected in the tags, Fellows are always DI costs on UKRI grants and any proposals with a Price to Funder above £1m should have a completed PVC-R approval form attached).
MRC do not require any costings until Full Proposal stage, but we do need a Worktribe completing for Outline stage (as we would for any Outline as WT captures more than just budgets) and the Outline covering letter in JeS needs to state whether the total is >£1.5m or if the equipment totals over £138k.
FLF proposals follow standard research council costing rules except for the salary for Years 3 and 4 of the fellow.
UKRI expect fellows to commit 100% of their time for the duration of the fellowship (so overheads should be generated on 100% FTE) but the salary requested should taper to 75% in years 3 and 4.
We've found the best way to do this in Worktribe is to keep all entries as standard, but create two entries for the Fellow:
Entry 1 = Yrs 1-2 entered as standard
Entry 2 = Yrs 3-4 change "Price to Funder" to a "Custom % of Cost to Funder" of 60% (i.e. 80% of 75%)
This should give you the correct figures for internal use at Outline stage
JeS forms for Full Proposals require some adjusting, as MRC want the "RC contribution" to still show as 80% on the JeS form, but the excel form available on the MRC site will do these calculations.