Mobilise your award – recruitment and procurement

When a new grant is registered, the Grant Registration Team will support the initial mobilisation of the award.  This will cover the first three months from the start date of the award and includes assistance with:

  • Advertising posts and recruiting staff, including creating online Research Authorisation Forms (RAFs)
  • Stipends and fees
  • Guidance on procurement requirements
  • Populating initial contract templates

The following provides guidance on the key areas of interest:

Self-Service Supports

Local Supports

UCD's Colleges, Schools and Institutes have a range of local support staff and offices that can help you. Their names and contact details are below:

College / School / InstituteName & EmailTel
College of Engineering and Architecture Caroline Treacey 1766
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
& School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Oran O'Rua 1787
School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Louise Dunne 2673
I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Sophie O'Kelly 2962
College / School / InstituteName & EmailTel
College of Social Sciences and Law Elva Hannan &
Eadaoin Scully
School of Archaeology Conor McDermott 8668
School of Politics and International Relations Caitríona Devery 8296
School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Maureen Lyons 8574
School of Law Suzanne Darcy &
Deirdre Norris
College / School / InstituteName & EmailTel
College of Health and Agricultural Sciences    
School of Agriculture and Food Science Niamh McLoughlin
School of Agriculture and Food Science (Forestry) Charles Harper 7358
UCD Institute of Food and Health Geraldine Quinn 2808
School of Medicine Yvonne Barry 6600
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems Aisling Jackman 6562
College / School / InstituteName & EmailTel
College of Science Susan Hedigan 2154
BEACON Bioeconomy Research Centre Jennie Rothwell 2922
iCRAG Centre for Research in Applied Geosceinces Maria O'Brien 2936
Insight Centre for Data Anlaytics Antonella Ferrecchia &
Yvonne Smith
School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science Wim Meijer 6825
School of Computer Science Léan Ní Chléirigh 2985

Central Supports

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You can speak with the Grant Registration Team, who can help you:

  • Initiate the recruitment process
  • Liaise with Research Finance Office on student stipend and fees payment set up

If you need to recruit staff or set up students for your new award, please contact the dedicated staff member for your College, or for general queries you can email:

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The Research Finance Office provides support with:
  • Reviewing and approving Research Authorisation Forms (RAFs)
  • Setting up student stipend and fees payments
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UCD HR Research Funded Resourcing provides guidelines and documentation required to advertise and recruit research funded staff

UCD HR Research Funded Resourcing
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This office coordinates graduate education in the university


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This office can advise on purchasing and tendering for goods and services.

UCD Procurement & Contracts Office