(i)    Salaries for research staff

At least 75% of the resources requested must be used to provide funding for research staff (research assistants; postgraduate students).

There will be no provision for replacement teaching or overhead expenditures, nor for the salary costs of the Principal Applicant.

(ii)    Associated research costs

These can be included up to a maximum of 25% of the total budget. This percentage is a maximum and not a target. The following are examples of such eligible costs:

  • Technical, computing, clerical staff costs.
  • Travel and subsistence costs directly related to the research activity. These can include conference attendance provided that such attendance can be shown to make a direct contribution to the research project.
  • Consumable costs.