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Managing awards and projects


Guides for researchers

Pure Awards Management Module (AMM)

Pure AMM - Getting Started

Pure AMM - Peer Review Process

Pure AMM - Reviewing applications in Pure and submitting them for approval (A guide for PIs)

Pure AMM - Communicating in Pure

Viewing my projects

Changing the visibility of projects


More information on Project pages in Pure can be found here


Guides for approvers

Pure AMM - Guidance for Approvers

Pure AMM - Guidance for Pure approvers for setting up delegate access


Awards Mobilisation Plan Guides and Resources

Award Mobilisation Plan Master Document

Awards Mobilisation for Researchers Training Course

Awards Mobilisation for Approvers Training Course


Awards Mobilisation Service Design

Visual Guide to Awards Mobilisation Plan and Milestones

Awards Mobilisation Plan for Researchers Guide

International Risk Checks

When to Create an Award in Pure

Awards Mobilisation Milestones in Pure

Awards Mobilisation Early Account Code Approval

Awards Mobilisation Funding Change Approval

Awards Management Module (AMM) FAQs

Why can’t I see any application, award or project data in Pure?

You will only see data in the Awards Management area of Pure if you are listed as an investigator (PI or Co-I). 

What do I do if any of the data in Pure is incorrect?

Please contact your local Research Services team who can advise you. 

How do I add an application, award or project in Pure?

Application and award records are created by your local Research Support (RS) teams. If you have a project that is not appearing in Pure please contact your local RS team to discuss.

How do I search for an application, award or project in Pure?

There are two ways to search applications, awards and projects records in Pure.

If you don’t know what type of record you’re looking for you can use the search bar in the top right hand corner of Pure. This search allows you to search across all record types in Pure. Here you can enter a title, partial title or ID. 

If you do know what type of record you’re looking for, click on the corresponding record type (Application, Awards or Project) from the left hand menu. In the middle of the screen you will see a search bar that will only return results specific to the record type you have chosen. Here you can enter a title, partial title or ID. 

Why can I see multiple award records for the same project?

Where an awarded project has had one or many amendments (financial or non-financial), these are shown as individual records in Pure, attached to the original award. Therefore you may see multiple award records with the same title, but these will refer to different activity. 


How do I view my projects in Pure

The Projects menu in Pure lists all your projects. It can be accessed from the left hand side menu once you have logged into Pure. A guide explaining how to search for projects in Pure is available here. Project records can be made visible on your research profile if you are named as a PI or Co-I on the record. 

How do I edit incorrect project data held in Pure?

Projects are editable and you can make any changes to them by opening up the Project record, making the edits and clicking the blue Save button. 

How do I use Pure to showcase my research project or group?

Through the use of 'Project' pages in Pure, PIs and Co-Is can choose to showcase a particular research project, research group or specialism. 

Project pages display via the University’s Research Explorer portal -, which forms part of the University’s website.

Please see our dedicated Project page for more information. 

How can I request to be named on a Project ?

It may be the case that whilst researchers have not been named as PI or Co-I on a research grant, they have made a significant contribution to the writing and development of the grant. For awarded grants, the role of 'grant contributor' can now be recognised. Researchers and/or their PIs can complete the Research Staff Grant Contribution Request Form to ensure that the researcher's 'grant contribution' role is recognised, added to the awarded Project record and made visible in the researcher's profile.

Awards Mobilisation Plan (AMP) FAQs

What is Award Mobilisation?

Award Mobilisation is the point at which a grant application has been awarded by a funder or a contract negotiation is nearing completion. Before a research project can begin certain tasks and activities must be completed to mobilise the award and ensure it is set-up correctly and is financially open for spend. These tasks and activities are generally completed by Research Services (RS), Research Finance (RF) and the Principal Investigator (PI). Other PS teams may be involved as well, such as P&OD, Contracts Teams, Compliance and RIsk and Technical Services.    

What improvements have been made to Award Mobilisation?

Feedback from researchers and PS colleagues raised issues with transparency of the key processes and information needs and delays to award set-up, so we have focused on these areas to make improvements in both the transparency and speed of set-up via: 

  • Awards Mobilisation Plan (AMP) - On obtaining a funded research award or during negotiation of a funded research contract, PI’s can expect to receive an awards mobilisation plan (AMP) within five working days of the award confirmation or following approval to proceed with a research contract. The plan will highlight key T&Cs, all the processes which need to be completed and any gaps in information that need to be addressed to start the project. The plan will include an estimated timeline for concluding each of these activities and the key contacts for the team’s supporting mobilisation of the award.  

  • Proactive Touch Points - Additional proactive touch points with RSO and PI throughout the award set up to discuss ongoing activities and problem-solve to ensure that activities remain on track to set-up and start the project. 

  • Milestones – The introduction of Milestones in Pure will track key award activities allowing researchers to track when tasks have been completed and by whom, e.g., Award Acceptance, Early Account Code Approval, Finance Code Activation etc. 

  • Service Quality Manager – A Research Services Quality Manager has been appointed to support service quality monitoring, training, service development, further stage-based reforms, and management of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Awards Mobilisation ensuring these service improvements deliver the benefits of improved transparency and quicker award set-up.  

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – the introduction of two KPIs to improve timescales of activities taking place at award set up (Awards Mobilisation Plan and Finance Code Activation).