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

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Head of Research Development

All Schools

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Chris Carter

Research Development Manager - ABCE and Physical Geography

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Laura Dale

Research Development Associate

Institute of Advanced Studies

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Dr Liz Dodson

Research Development Manager - AACME

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Susie Fowler

Pronouns: She/her

Research Development Associate

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Julian Hill

Pronouns: He/him

Research Development Manager - SSEHS

Liz Humphreys

Pronouns: She/her

Research Development Manager - SSEHS

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Alan Kirk

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Research Development Manager - MEME

Kanchana Minson

Kanchana Minson

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Research Development Manager - SSH

Dr Grace Smalley

Research Development Manager - SDCA

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Dr Adam Warren

Research Development Manager - London and SBE

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Dr Katy Wing

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Research Development Manager - Science

AI, Defence and Security