Peer Review of Grants

All grant applications from GEE must be subject to internal review. The aim is to provide feedback and help improve the quality of submissions.

You should ask two of your colleagues to read the scientific case for support for your grant. They should provide constructive feedback on the quality of the science and the clarity of the writing and structure of the grant. It is important to recognise that your grant will be reviewed in much the same way once submitted.

  1. PIs should arrange their own reviewers in advance. You can ask Max Telford or the HoD for advice about suitable reviewers.
  2. Reviewers can be from GEE or any other department in UCL.
  3. Grants over £100k should have two reviews – ideally a scientific review and a review by someone not directly in the field to give input on clarity of message. Grants below £100k need have only a single scientific reviewer.
  4. You must also complete in good time (2-3 weeks before deadline) a pFACT form and send this to finance. Download instructions for grant costing.
  5. All grants should be sent to the peer reviewers at least 2-3 weeks before the submission deadline. This will give adequate time for the review process and for comments to be fed back and incorporated into the final text.
  6. PIs must download and complete a summary form and send it to Fiona Williamson.
  7. Once the procedure has been completed the HoD will be able to sign off on the grant.
  8. It is, of course, possible for exceptions to this procedure at the HoD’s discretion but please discuss these in good time.
Covering Cost for Technical Support

It is essential that we include costs to cover the salaries of technical staff on all grants. This can be a percentage of a technician’s time for lab based research or a contribution IT support for purely computational research.  See attached exemplar justification statements.

The HoD will not sign off on grants without this unless there is a strong financial reason not to.

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