The current round of the Innovate UK Smart grant call has a submission deadline of 25 November 2020 at 11.00 am.
Due to the volume of bids that are received by RDS in every round, the internal deadlines will be strictly applied to ensure that the pre-award team can provide all interested academics with optimal support in a timely manner.
Innovate UK has provided guidance for academic partners participating in proposed Smart grant projects.
21 October, close of business*
Intention to Bid forms to be submitted to your Faculty Funding Development Officer (FDO).
28 October at 12 noon
Completed Due Diligence form and draft application to be sent to FDO.
Costing to be finalised with FDO.
This will enable the FDO to move the bid to the next step of internal approvals, which is the review by Legal Services and Finance.
This Legal Services/Finance step is required before the approval request can be sent to the Dean and the University Executive Team.
17 November, close of business
PI to complete all Je-s form sections, upload all required attachments and submit on Je-s.
18 – 24 November
PI and FDO to work on final checks of the Je-s application to get it submission-ready.
Latest date for FDO to officially submit on Je-s, pdf the Je-s form and forward to the Lead.
Lead to submit the main application on the Innovation Funding Service by 11.00am.
*Where ITB forms are received after 21 October 2020, they will be moved automatically to the next round or alternatively, RDS will work with you to find another funding opportunity.
Unfortunately, if any of the internal deadlines above are not followed, the bid cannot proceed as approvals will not be obtained on time.
Please fully consider this timeframe and if you wish to submit, please commit to being available to work with your FDO to support you through the internal approval process.
If you have any queries, please contact Ehren Milner, the Research Facilitator for Industrial Collaborations.