Managing PhDs at Leeds Computing
Grants. Uni grant-writing-overview. For a financial details for a grant, email faculty research. They also like to know the outcome. I suspect we are also meant to tell Tony about past/present/future grants.
- JeS. The grant applciation portal for EPSRC + a bunch of other research councils. It will automatically send your grant to the School's research team upon submission (without asking permission).
- The new investigator award was my first contact with the world of grant-writing.
- There is no library of grant examples, I ended up trying to write a grant having only seen one - a big mistake. Email the school's research leads (Tony+Karim) and faculty research office begging for examples.
- OPDL occasionally has courses for grant-writing (search here for "grant" - ignore the "shut up and write" sessions), but not frequent (and clashes with teaching).
- Library has no few on grant writing. I bought this (old) one - not EPSRC specific - post-covid financial panic, I'm sure the school will buy these for you
- FEPs grant application team will be able to populate your JeS proposals with funding requestions. You can add the team member in charge of your application to your application to let them enter the (arcane) financial stuff, but they will also make small changes (re-submit etc...) without asking permission:
- Symplectic is where you deposit papers you've written. You should deposit them within a few months to make sure they're REF eligible and keep grant-providers happy. They are then automatically hosted by...
- Our research group then pulls these to their page with a wordpress plugin. IT's (even slower) version of this.
- Whiterose. A paper repository hosted by three universities. Interfaces via Symplectic.
- Research Data Repository. Hosing for bigger research outputs. example. Gives you a DOI. Upload instructions.
- IRIS allows you to annotate research outputs for REF.
- KRISTAL: Used by the faculty to track grant applications. I've never been given a login.
- My Grants. A list of grants that the faculty is tracking. Docs. Intro video.
REF. Research excellence framework / five yearly excercise from UK govenment. Wikipeida has the best overview :/. No real motivation to engage with this (all star-ratings are anonymous). Determines the baseline research funding from central government (4 star paper is worth about £100k to school. Staff just have to write mysterious "100 words" for their publications (Tony's video).
IRIS allows you to annotate research outputs for REF:
- This is populated autoamtically from Symplectic
- You can nominate your 4 papers for REF on the "Outputs Review ->Nominate Output column -> check box next to the ones you want to nominate"
- Through some undisclosed procedure, the nominated outputs are assessed externally. This can be found by clicking "Outputs Review (purple), -> scrolling down -> and clicking the tiny '+' to show the review and assessed REF classification (green)" (Click image to embiggen):