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Frequently asked questions

Can a personal referee be a head of department?

Yes as long as they're not personally involved in the day-to-day running of the project.

How long is a "session" in respect of protected research time?

1 session = half a day

Does preliminary data have to embedded in the text or can I add it as an appendix?

This should be included within the research proposal although if diagrams are involved, we would accept additional appendices.

Do I attach copies of papers in press relating to the application?

Don't send papers that are in press, although if a reviewer asks for them we may request these at a later date.

Can I apply for travel to a conference to present Arthritis Research UK-funded research?

Arthritis Research UK grant holders are eligible for travel support which is an additional discretionary allowance on a grant. Some exceptions may apply on larger research grants.

My secretary would normally complete sections of an application on my behalf, how do they access the application?

Access can be granted to an application by adding a person as a pre-award administrator.

How do I see an application to which I've been added as a co-applicant?

When a lead applicant has added a co-applicant an automated email will be sent to the address used to add a person enclosing a link to follow.

Can a finance office use a generic email address to be used for final sign off?

Yes, we allow the use of a generic email, on the understanding that a list of approved users are forwarded to the research department.

Can I use multiple email addresses to sign into Grant Tracker?

No, you must use the same email address each time you log in. Grant Tracker uses the email address as a unique identifier by logging in with a different email address you will create duplicate contact details.

Can I amend my contact details once I have registered with Grant Tracker?

Log in using your current details and go to the ‘my details’ section.

Do I need to complete my CV online before I can submit an application?

All applicants named on an application MUST complete their CVs before final submission can take place.

Why do my attachments not show when viewing the PDF?

If you've uploaded any PDF documents these won't be embedded. However, they do show as an attachment to the final submitted application. GIF, JPG and word docs will also be embedded to the final application PDF.

Can I add images to the text boxes on the online screens?

All images must be uploaded as an attachment. Where an image corresponds to text a figure legend should be added within the text field.

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