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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Kathryn Gillingham

Pronouns: She/her

Head of Research Development

All Schools

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Chris Carter

Research Development Manager - ABCE and Physical Geography

CALIBRE Theme: Built Environment, and Changing Environments and Infrastructure

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Laura Dale

Research Development Associate

Institute of Advanced Studies

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Dr Liz Dodson

Research Development Manager - AACME

CALIBRE Theme: High Value Manufacturing

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Kelly Hibbitt

Research Development Manager - SSH and DCA

CALIBRE Theme: Communication and Culture

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Julian Hill

Pronouns: He/him

Research Development Manager - SSEHS

CALIBRE Theme: Health and Wellbeing

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Alan Kirk

Pronouns: He/him

Research Development Manager - MEME

CALIBRE Theme: Energy

Dr Grace Smalley

Research Development Manager - Science

Secure & Resilient Societies Global Challenge

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Celyne Velien

Pronouns: She/her

Research Development Associate

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Dr Adam Warren

Research Development Manager - London and SBE

CALIBRE Theme: Sport & Exercise

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Dr Katy Wing

Pronouns: She/her

Research Development Manager - Science

CALIBRE Theme: Secure and Resilient Societies