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University of Bath

Molly Conisbee Research Development Manager

Molly supports academics in their research ambitions through expert funding advice, strategic planning and developing high-quality funding proposals.


Molly is the Research Development Manager for humanities and social sciences in Research and Innovation Services (RIS). Her work includes identifying opportunities and developing high-quality research proposals relevant to the:

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
  • British Council
  • Department for International Development (DfID)
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Leverhulme Trust
  • Nuffield Foundation

As part of the Research Grant Development team, Molly facilitates workshops and provides skills training for improving grant proposal outcomes.


Molly joined the University in 2019. Before this she worked at the SWDTP, the AHRC and in various think tank and policy roles.


Molly has a Master's in International Politics from the University of London and is currently completing a PhD in History at the University of Bristol.