Welcome to Research Support Services

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About Research Support Services

The Research Support team is part of the Research and Enterprise Division at the University of Leicester. We provide support to research activity across all disciplines at the University, including support for grant applications and awards (public sector, EU and charity), supporting University-wide preparations for the REF and provision of research-related management information. We work closely with colleagues in enterprise and knowledge exchange who provide support for the University's commercial activities.

Our work is split across a number of core activities:

Research development

Working with colleagues across the University to identify funding opportunities and bring together interdisciplinary groups of researchers with common interests; dissemination of funding information and training in applying for grants.

Strategy support and implementation

Including co-ordination of activities in preparation for the REF and of new management information software project. Provision of management information including financial returns and planning information. Support for the annual research income planning round. Secretariat for University Research Policy Committee and College Research Committees.

Research grants and contracts

Provision of advice on costing and submission of grant applications and University authorisation for submission. Responsibility for negotiating contract terms with funders and collaboration agreements with other HEIs and public sector collaborators.

Post-award finance

Provision of post-award financial administration of externally funded research projects. Responsibility for submitting invoices, claims and statements of expenditure. 

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External RSO Contact Details

Contact us:


Research Support Office

University of Leicester

University Road



Tel: 0116 252 2437 or 0116 229 7763

Fax: 0116 252 2028

Academic and Research Staff Transferring to the University of Leicester

If you are joining us and need advice on how to transfer existing grants and contracts, please contact us as soon as you can so we can help you through the process.

Job Vacancies

To find out about the latest research job vacancies visit the University's Vacancy Search