University of Bath

Dr Kellie Brain Pre-Award Development Officer

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

Role

Kellie supports:

  • Biology and Biochemistry
  • Department for Health

Preparation of Proposals

As your Pre-Award Development Officer, Kellie 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 Kellie to check and submit your proposal.

Acceptance of Research Awards

If your proposal is successful, Kellie is responsible for:

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

Career

Kellie worked in the School of Management on the Bath MBA before moving into Research and Innovation Services. She has since worked in the Pre-Award team. Before coming to Bath, Kellie worked for English Partnerships and NatWest Bank.

Education

Kellie has a degree in Biology from the University of Cardiff, is a qualified teacher and has a PhD in Environmental Biology from the University of Manchester.