Startup Packages


The University currently provides start-up packages to be made available to new academic staff appointed to support the development of their research.  The purpose of the research support package is to provide for the development of the research career of these staff and enable mentors of probationary staff to establish an agreed  programme that will form the basis of future appraisals.


With effect from the 1 August 2013 all full-time permanent academic appointments to University funded positions will receive a standard start-up package as outlined in the Table below:




 Arts, Humanities and Social Services


 Engineering and Physical Sciences


 Medicine, Health and Life Sciences



Part-time permanent appointments will receive a pro-rata package.  These amounts will be automatically allocated upon appointment to the relevant School’s  “Startup Package " project by the Management Accountant.  Applications will no longer be required and Schools will be responsible for the management of such funds.