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 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 8264
School of Archaeology Conor McDermott 8668
School of Politics and International Relations Dara Gannon  8670 
School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Maureen Lyons 8574
School of Law Suzanne Darcy  4113
College / School / InstituteName & EmailTel
College of Health and Agricultural Sciences    
School of Agriculture and Food Science
School of Agriculture and Food Science (Forestry) Charles Harper 7358
UCD Institute of Food and Health Geraldine Quinn 2808
School of Medicine UCDMR 6600
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems Aisling Jackman 6562
UCD Clinical Research Centre 4577
Systems Biology Ireland  Hugh Doyle   6339 
CSTAR (Research Methods & Statistics Support) 2076
College / School / Institute Name & Email Tel
College of Science
BiOrbic, Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre
iCRAG Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences
Insight Centre for Data Analytics
School of Computer Science Léan Ní Chléirigh 2985
School of Mathematics and Statistics 
UCD Earth Institute
Caitriona Devery  

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
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Network open to all research professionals in the university, sharing knowledge and best practice, processes and procedures - offering help and advice especially for those new to research management and administration. See the URMAN website for events, workshops and training sessions.

URMAN Advisory Group