The following section aims to provide a collection of tools, techniques and information that can be used by researchers to prepare funding applications.
Electronic Submission Systems
Links to the most common Electronic Submission Systems.
fECCalculator– Use this to calculate Swansea University fEC costs. You will need to log into the intranet to view this spreadsheet due to confidentiality reasons.
SiriusWeb – Use this to calculate Swansea University new staff costs.
- All funding applications require School and Institutional Approval prior to submission to the funder. Where the Funder's submission process fails to make provision for both School and Institutional approval the Institutional Endorsement Form must be used.Institutional Endorsement Form
The Pre-Award team is pleased to provide one-to-one training in the use of costing tools and budget preparation – please contact your Pre-Award Officer to arrange a training session.
Proposal Writing Guidance - There is a good selection of general guidance available on this topic which is broadly applicable to a range of funding organisations:
ResearchResearch EPSRC ESRC
Reference Documents - Many funding applications require information concerning University Policy or Strategy. Links to the most commonly referenced documents are given below:
Pre-submission checklist - A checklist( DRI Proposal Check-list ) has been developed by DRI to highlight areas of proposal preparation which commonly require considerationto ensure compliance with the Funder’s and Institutional requirements. Not all items on the checklist are applicable to every application. A copy can be obtained from your Pre-Award Officer.
European Office - Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7)
Information on how to apply to FP7 is available on the page
UKRIO has now produced the Code of Practice for Research, a reference tool to support researchers and research organisations in the conduct of research of the highest quality. The Code can help research organisations ensure that important issues have not been overlooked and applies to all types of research.