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Research application process

It is important to let your Research Support Manager know as soon as you are aware of a potential grant application submission.

Below is some specific advice regarding various stages of the grant application process.

Grant submission roadmap

A useful flow diagram has been produced to show the various processes of a grant application.

Costing your research application

All applications must be fully costed and approved by your Research Support Manager in conjunction with your Centre Lead or Director of Research.

Please see our page on getting your research application costed for detailed advice. 

Internal peer review

All applications must undergo internal peer review prior to submission - please see the FMBH peer review guidance for details.

Some schools have adopted local policies so please refer to your Research Support Manager if you are not aware of your local arrangements.

Applications involving MAHSC partner Trusts being submitted to the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Scheme must be submitted to the Peer Review Panel coordinated by CMFT. Specific guidance on this process is circulated in advance of each particular call, but for reference please see appendix 1 of the FBMH peer review guidance and policy document which outlines the MAHSC Internal Peer Review Scheme.

University approval

After your application has been costed and approved, a fully completed and authorised Pan Manchester Notification (PanMan) Form must be submitted to your Research Support Manager.

The Faculty uses a web-based approval form facilitated through the MAHSC partnership. Approvers must be selected for all University of Manchester staff. Please select your Research Support Manager as your administrator.

You can access the form on the MAHSC Intranet (your University login and password are required) where you can also find guidance notes.

NHS collaboration

If your research involves the NHS it is imperative that they are notified of any potential research grant applications as early as possible. There may be local NHS approvals that are required in addition to University approvals.

For advice on costs incurred with research involving the NHS, please see the Department of Health's AcoRD guidance.

Liaison with your NHS partners early in the grant application process is essential to ensure that the costs of your research project are correctly attributed.

Local NHS contacts

More information