Research Grant Development
We support academic staff to secure grant funding and realise their research ambitions.
Working with academic research leaders, we are responsible for:
- supporting academic staff and research communities to develop high quality research proposals
- promoting targeted opportunities for research funding
- facilitating partnerships across the university and beyond
- providing grant expertise and funder intelligence
- providing training and professional development opportunities for research staff
You can request an application surgery, for support with reviewing your external funding applications.
Dr Kate Charles is Head of Research Grant Development.
Ana Amelia Alvarez Serra is a lead contact for research funding applications to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). She is also the lead contact for Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science.
Dr Amy Birch is the lead contact for training and professional development opportunities for all research staff.
Dr Alex Harrison is the lead contact for research funding applications to European and international funders. Alex is also the lead contact for Architecture and Civil Engineering.
Joanna Montgomery is the lead contact for research funding applications to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), British Council, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and the Nuffield Foundation. Joanna is also the lead contact for Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Management.
Dr Anne Priest is the lead contact for research funding applications that involve international development including Global Challenges Research Fund, Department for International Development and Newton Fund; and for applications to the Leverhulme Trust, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and the Wellcome Trust (Humanities and Social Sciences). Anne is also the lead contact for Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences and Psychology.
Dr Chloe Turner is a lead contact for research funding applications to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), in particular the New Investigator Award. Chloe is also the lead contact for Chemical Engineering and Physics.
Dr Laura Wisby is the lead contact for research funding applications to the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, NIHR, and Wellcome Trust. Laura is also the lead contact for Health, Biology and Biochemistry, and Pharmacy and Pharmacology.
Katy Warr supports Leveraged University Research Studentship (LURS) and equipment to support research grant requests (EQR1).
You can also contact the team via: firstname.lastname@example.org which is monitored daily.