This page is updated regularly with Frequently Asked Questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question in this section, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

How much does it cost? Do I need to have costed this service in my research proposal, to be able to make use of the service post award?

Yes, our team is financed via project funding. This means that at application stage, our costs will be included in the project’s application costing, as with other personnel costs. The cost will vary depending on the type of the project, duration and level of support you require. We work closely with the Pre-Award team who can assist with costing project management support into your proposal.

If you have general admin support costed into your proposal and once the project is awarded you wish to engage the services of the Project Management Office, this is also possible. Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss this option.

Do UoG have to Coordinate the project in order for me to receive support?

No, the PMO can provide services to academics who are Partners in collaborative EU funded projects, and who have been provided with a limited funding for project/financial management.

How does this service differ from the support I have received in the past from the Post-Award finance team/College RSO?

We dedicate resource to each project to ensure that it is fully supported. We are your first point of contact for project related queries. We provide expertise in the funding regulations of each project and bespoke financial reports to allow you to effectively manage your budget.

I’m a project administrator /project manager at the University and would like some support/guidance. Are there any networking opportunities?

We are very keen to engage with our colleagues at UoG and with project managers outwith the University to share ideas and best practise. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Can the University still participate in Horizon Europe projects following Brexit?

The UK has agreed with the EU participation in Horizon Europe, with the UK becoming an Associated Country to Horizon Europe. UK organisations can participate in Horizon Europe calls in the same way as organisations based in the EU. UoG researchers can participate and receive funding in all parts of Horizon Europe, including the European Research Council and Marie Curie Actions.

 

 

Can the PMO team help provide guidance on implementing projects during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The PMO actively monitor any communication from UKRO and the EC regarding project management and funders expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring up to date guidance is shared with the academics on our projects. The EC COVID-19 FAQs can be found here. For our projects we can also facilitate communication with the EC to ensure they are kept informed of any deviations to the Grant Agreement (GA) due to the pandemic.