Before developing a grant application, the lead ECU Chief Investigator should submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) on the ECU Research Management System (RMS) for approval by the School Associate Dean Research. RMS can be accessed from the Staff Portal. Select the ‘Research Management System’ link located in the Easy Logins section.
The EOI should be submitted several weeks prior to the external funding deadline or as soon as you can confirm you are likely to apply. An EOI should be submitted even if the application will be led by another institution. If you require assistance with submitting your EOI on RMS, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Only basic grant details are required for the EOI such as a title, summary and research team. You can also download the ‘Submitting an EOI’ guide and ‘EOI cheat sheet’. Alternatively you can email email@example.com
Once your EOI is submitted, the School Associate Dean Research as well as the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) will receive an automated alert of your intent to apply. Your School Associate Dean Research is required to approve your EOI (via RMS). Once approved, you will receive an automated email to confirm the approval to proceed. If not approved you will be notified by ORI. Once approved, an ORI Research Administration Officer (RAO) will be in contact with you in regards to the internal deadline for review to provide copies of the grant application documents.