Research development

We can help you to identify the most appropriate source of research funding, build research networks and collaborations, and draft and develop your application.

We can help you with

Identifying funding opportunities

  • Dissemination opportunities
  • Triaging opportunities to individual academics and research groups
  • Matching ideas to funding initiatives

Optimising your research network

  • Identifying and building a suitable network for your research
  • Optimising collaborations across the University and beyond

Developing blue skies research funding applications

  • Analysing call requirements
  • Supporting bid development
  • Organising internal academic peer review and mock interview panels as required
  • Responding to reviewers’ comments
  • Guidance on developing Data Management Plans

Further help and information

  • To find out more about how we can help, please contact your School’s Research Development Manager - listed below.
  • Your School’s Partnership Development Manager can help you build links with non-academic partners, and identify and apply for knowledge exchange funding.
  • If you are developing a fellowship application, please contact Helen Tighe.
  • Further details about which teams can help you with your Research and Enterprise Contracts are available here.
  • For a more detailed overview of the support we can offer, please visit the Research Support webpages.

Meet the team

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Catherine Allford

Head of Research Development

All Schools

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Chris Carter

Research Development Manager - ABCE

Built Environment Beacon

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Kate Clift

Research Development Manager - SSEHS

Health & Wellbeing Global Challenge

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Dr Liz Dodson

Research Development Manager - DCA

High Value Manufacturing Beacon

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Clare Edwards

Research Development Manager - Science

Changing Environments & Infrastructure Global Challenge

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Kelly Hibbitt

Research Development Manager - SSH

Communication & Culture Beacon (Currently on secondment)

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Julian Hill

Research Development Manager - AACME

Transport Technologies Beacon

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Alan Kirk

Research Development Manager - MEME

Energy Global Challenge

Dr Grace Smalley

Research Development Manager - SBE

Secure & Resilient Societies Global Challenge

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Dr Adam Warren

Research Development Manager - London

Sport & Exercise Beacon

Dr Katy Wing

Research Development Manager - SBE

Secure & Resilient Societies Global Challenge (Currently covering Helen Tighe's post)

Paul Woolnough

Research Development Manager - SSH

Communication & Culture Beacon (Covering for Kelly Hibbett's secondment)