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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can the Research Finance Office help me?
  2. What does the Research Finance Office do?
  3. I have been advised to speak to my Research Support Officer – how do I find out who they are and their contact details?
  4. Is the Research Finance Office part of the Research and Enterprise Directorate?
  5. What steps involved in applying for and managing a research grant?
  6. Where can I find information on the University policies and procedures associated with research grants?

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 externally funded 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.

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

For research grant applications, the Research Finance Office can assist with the costing of the project and can advise on the level of funding that can be expected from research sponsors. Guidance can also be given on sponsor and University processes and procedures to enable a grant application to be completed, approved and submitted.

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 Research Support Officer – how do I find out who they are and their contact details?

The Research Finance Office has 4 teams with each team supporting research grants in a set of Schools.

To find out more information on the Research Finance Teams, the Schools each team supports 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 and provides pre and post award research support with a specific focus on finance.

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’.

What steps involved in applying for and managing a research grant?

The Research Finance Office can guide staff through the steps involved in preparing a research grant application and the processes involved in managing the finances of a research grant awarded.

The Research Finance Office web pages provide a diagram and overview of the generic stages involved in a typical research project.

For more information on the Research Finance Office click ‘here’.

Where can I find information on the University policies and procedures associated with research grants?

Details of the University policies and procedures for the financial processes associated with research grant applications and awards can be found on the Research Finance Office web pages.

For more information on the Research Finance Office click ‘here’.

Details of the University policies and procedures for the other processes associated with research grant applications and awards can be found on the Research and Enterprise Directorate web pages.

For more information on the Research and Enterprise Directorate click ‘here’.