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University of Bath

Emma Dowden Pre-Award Development Officer

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


Emma supports:

  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Politics, Languages and International Studies (PoLIS)

Emma works Monday, Wednesday-Friday.

Preparation of Proposals

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

  • training on using the University's Proposal to Award Management costing system
  • 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 Emma to check and submit your proposal.

Acceptance of Research Awards

If your proposal is successful, Emma is responsible for:

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