These take time. When applying for a research grant we need to give the Finance Departments at least two weeks’ notice prior to the bid submission deadline. This is to ensure the application is costed correctly. Both the University’s and Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust’s respective financial processes are there to ensure that all costings are approved and authorised prior to the bid submission. Our office strives to give the School and RIS a minimum of five working days to authorise applications, which allows time for any amendments or corrections. Click on the link below to see the costings processes for the University and Nottinghamshire Healthcare.
Costings processes for University and the NHCT [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 382.07 KB]
If you have been invited as a co-applicant in a bid which is being lead by another university, institution or NHS Trust, we can ensure that the costings are ready in good time and reflect accuracy. It is important to note that the same costings authorisation process applies.
It is important that you read and understand the implications of Service Support/Excess Treatment Costs prior to preparing a bid.
Excess Treatment Costs – relating to non-commercial research
NHS excess treatment costs are the patient care costs provided as part of research that is either an experimental treatment or a service provided in a different location from where it would normally be given and it differs from the normal, standard treatment for that condition. This includes all types of patient care services including diagnostic, preventative, continuing-care, rehabilitation and health promotion.
Link to further information [Word 2007 Document - 18.95 KB] (date of issue 1 March 2010)
Researchers should discuss excess treatment costs with the provider Trust where the costs will be incurred. The provider Trust should be able to cover these costs through existing commissioning arrangements and are expected to do so as part of the NHS tariff.
Approval for excess treatment costs through the relevant PCT(s) need to be gained before Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust signs off the bid application.
If your bid is successful then the principal investigator will need to pass a copy of the funding sponsor’s Offer Letter together with the budget breakdown to the Business Development Executive. We will make sure that you are provided with the right support you need whilst you set up your project.
Research Chart [Word Document - 41 KB]
It is also important that the Project Financial Split and the Project Credit Split is calculated. It is a requirement that the project is allocated a budget code for accounting purposes. The Business Development Executive will provide you with support and guidance on this.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare-led projects
There is a process which you will need to follow to ensure effective project set up and management. Please approach the Business Development Executive who will guide you with the support of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Finance.