University of Bath

Dr Anne Priest Pre-Award Development Officer

Anne advises academic staff on the preparation of their research proposals and acceptance of research awards.


Anne supports:

  • Biology and Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology

Preparation of Proposals

As your Pre-Award Development Officer, Anne is responsible for:

  • training on using the University costing system (Proposal to Award Management)
  • advising on compliance with internal and external procedures when applying for funding
  • checking all external research funding applications

Most major funders now have electronic submission systems, which submit your proposal via the Pre-Award team. Allow at least five working days for Anne to check and submit your proposal.

Acceptance of Research Awards

If your proposal is successful, Anne is responsible for:

  • checking terms and conditions of funding offers prior to signature or formal acceptance
  • preparing budgets for internal approval


Anne joined the University in 2016. Before this she worked at the Natural Environment Research Council as a Programme Manager.


Anne has a Master's in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia and a PhD in Biology from the University of the Bath.