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Managing your award

When notification of a successful application has been received, the administration of the award becomes the responsibility of one of our specialist post-award team. The Research Division (RD) has an established and efficient team who handle all financial and administrative aspects of research awards. Each of the LSE's departments, centres and institutes is allocated to a specific member of the team so that both academics and their administrators have a single point of contact for all of their projects.

How we can help you

Once an award has been made, the designated RD coordinator will provide each award holder with:

  • A unique project account code, to which all related staff appointments and research expenses are charged.
  • A Project Information Report (PIR), which provides a synopsis of the award details including a budget breakdown and reporting requirements.
  • Access to Aptos (the LSE's accounting system) so that all financial transactions can be viewed electronically by the award holder and basic statements of expenditure obtained.

Our coordinators are responsible for ensuring that both internal financial regulations and the regulations of the sponsoring body are met, including the timely preparation of invoices and financial statements of expenditure.

The designated RD coordinator should be contacted in the first instance for all questions or issues relating to an award. If they cannot assist you personally, they will forward your enquiry on to a member of our team who can.

Research Committee Seed Fund: If you have been successful with your application to one of these funds, Daniel Fisher, Research Awards Manager, will be able to assist you on all post-awards matters. He can be contacted on: d.fisher@lse.ac.uk| or ext 3727.

NEW: EC FP& Expense Claims: these forms should be used for projects through the Research Directorate-General (DG), the European Research Council (ERC) and Marie-Curie Actions. The forms provide additional information that will be used for financial reporting and to separate out VAT and other taxes that are disallowable expenses and cannot be claimed from the European Commission. Further information can be accessed here|.

NEW: FAQS regarding research support at the LSE can be accessed here| [restricted access]. The site provides researchers with pre and post-award advice, information on ethics and advice on other central areas of support across the School.

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