We’re pleased to announce a new guide to support BU staff with managing new and existing staff employed on external R&KE awards, as well as staffing information to include on applications for external funding. The ‘BU Guide for managing staff employed on external R&KE applications and awards’ can be found on the intranet here.
A working group led by RDS, and including HR and Faculty Operations Managers, has worked on the guide for the past six months. A team of academics have reviewed the content and provided feedback, which has been incorporated. A big thank you to all those who have contributed to the guide.
The guide aims to provide an overview of, and links to, all the information needed for including staff on external research and knowledge exchange (R&KE) applications (pre-award), and how to recruit and manage those staff if awarded on to a project (post-award). The guide is structured into pre-award and post-award to assist with both the completion of staff sections on an application form and guidance on what to do when your application has been awarded and/or you require support from HR, RDS, or your Faculty Operations team. It also contains FAQs, useful links and contacts. The guide complements and should be used in conjunction with HR guidance available on the staff intranet.
RDS staff will ensure that the guide is disseminated to applicants (upon receipt of an intention to bid form including staff) and award holders (when staff are to be recruited, etc.).