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Academic Division


The Research Strategy Office (RSO) supports the work of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, the Heads of the Schools and the Research Policy Committee in devising and implementing strategies and policies to maintain and increase the University's research funding; shape the University’s response to a changing research landscape and the requirements of our funding partners; and enhance Cambridge’s standing as a world-leading institution.

The Research Operations Office (ROO) is the University’s official signatory for research grants and contracts, with formally delegated authority to submit applications, accept research grants and negotiate appropriate terms and conditions.  Managing research projects includes monitoring expenditure, preparing statements and financial reports for the diverse sponsor requirements, and reconciling and closing the grant at the end of the project.