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- Contact Information
- Overview of Research Councils UK
- Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA)
- Submission Rate Survey
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|Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)||Disability Resource Centre|
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Overview of Research Councils UK
Each Research Council has government funding to support research and training in a different area of research ranging across the arts and humanities, social sciences, engineering and physical sciences and the medical and life sciences. There are currently seven Research Councils. See the RCUK website for more information.
The Research Councils
For queries regarding AHRC Administration, contact Fees and Funding Team.
For queries regarding the BBSRC Administration, contact the Graduate Office of the relevant Department or the School of Biological Sciences Team at the Research Office.
For queries regarding EPSRC Administration, contact Fees and Funding Team.
For queries regarding NERC Administration, contact Fees and Funding Team.
For queries regarding the STFC Administration, contact the Graduate Office of the relevant Department or the School of Physical Sciences and Technology Team at the Research Office.
The Joint Electronic System (Je-s) is used by all of the Research Councils to administer grants and studentships.
If your role includes working with RCUK funds and you wish to gain access to the Je-S system, please contact Fees and Funding to arrange for access. You will then need to Create an Account on Je-S.
The Fees and Funding Team provides training on Je-S annually in the summer prior to the start of the academic year. If you are interested in training, or have a specific query, please contact the Fees and Funding Team.
Students with a diagnosed disability who have been recruited to Research Councils' studentships are eligible to apply for additional financial support towards disability related expenditure arising from their postgraduate studies. The additional support commonly referred to as Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA) is available to students regardless of age and is not income assessed.
Further details about the administrative and financial processes for DSA can be found by accessing the DSA Claims Process Map for the relevant Council in The Research Councils section.
Further details about the DSA polices of RCUK can be found in the DSA Framework Document
Submission Rate Survey
Each year, the Fees and Funding Team completes a Submission Rate Survey on Je-S for Research Council funded students only. The Submission Rate Survey asks the Fees and Funding Team to report whether or not a student has submitted their thesis before the expected date.
Students will be included in the survey if they were expected to complete for the year the survey is taken, as well as those students with an earlier submission date for whom the survey has yet to be completed (ie Reason for Non-Submission is set to 'Student will not submit' or 'Submission Delayed'). Please note, this means students who submitted early will not be included; such students will appear on the survey for the year they are expected to complete*.
Je-S issues a deadline each year before conducting the survey. Departments are asked to update their submission deadline records on JeS each year by mid-October. Departments should ensure that the submission deadline in JeS is in line with the University’s date on CamSIS. After mid-October, the survey is set and further changes will not be taken into account.
The AHRC and the ESRC will impose sanctions if the University of Cambridge submission rate as a whole does not meet the RCUK threshold. Currently, the minimum rates for timely submission are:
ESRC = 60% for the University overall
AHRC = 70% for the University overall
* n.b. If an AHRC studentship is terminated before the end of their first year, for whatever reason, the student will be excluded from the AHRC submission rate surveys.