University of Bath

Laura Zuluaga Cardona Pre-Award Development Officer

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


Laura supports:

  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science

Preparation of Proposals

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

Acceptance of Research Awards

If your proposal is successful, Laura is responsible for:

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