Frequently Asked Questions

How can the Research Finance Office help me?

The Research Finance Office provides a professional support service to researchers at Queen’s with a wide range of activities involved with the post-award financial administration of research grants.

The service provided covers both pre-award and post-award activities with a specific focus on finance.

What does the Research Finance Office do?

The Research Finance Office provides a professional support service to researchers at Queen’s with a wide range of activities involved with externally funded research grants.

For research grants awarded, the Research Finance Office can assist with setting up the accounting, financial management and reporting arrangements required for the grant. Advice and assistance is provided to assist researchers with the financial management of the grant and reporting to sponsors.

For more information on the service provided click ‘here’.

I have been advised to speak to my Finance Business Partner – how do I find out who they are and their contact details?

To find out more information on the Research Finance Team and contact details click 'here.'

To find out more information on the Faculty Finance Teams and contact details click 'here'.

Is the Research Finance Office part of the Research and Enterprise Directorate?

The Research Finance Office is part of the Finance Directorate, for more information on the Research Finance Office click ‘here’.

The Research and Enterprise Directorate is to help secure the University’s vision for excellence and impact in its research and enterprise activities.

The Directorate facilitates high-quality academic research through developing research strategy and policy, supporting researchers to access funding and form new collaborations, and managing governance procedures, research information systems and the contracting process.

The Directorate also works with University colleagues, students, industry and the community to provide support from the conception of an idea or technology through to a range of knowledge exchange and commercialisation outcomes.

Working together, we aim to provide holistic support to researchers and a ‘one stop shop’ for external partners.

More information on the Research and Enterprise Directorate can be viewed by clicking ‘here’.