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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, funder intelligence and training opportunities to enhance research excellence

You can request an application surgery, for support with reviewing your external funding applications.

See our guidance on developing your research.

See our animation on how we are supporting ambitions.

Team members

    Dr Kate Charles is Head of Research Grant Development.

    Molly Conisbee is the lead contact for research funding applications to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), British Academy, British Council, Leverhulme Trust, and Nuffield Foundation. Molly is also the lead contact for Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Management.

    Claudia Gumm is the lead contact for research funding applications to European and International funders. Claudia is also the lead contact for Architecture and Civil Engineering.

    Dr Rebecca Leithall is the lead contact for research funding applications for engineering and physical sciences. This includes the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), and the Royal Society. Becky is also the lead contact for Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science.

    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 Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Anne is also the lead contact for Chemistry and Mathematical Sciences.

    Dr Chloe Turner is the lead contact for research funding applications to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, 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 research development training events, Leveraged University Research Studentship (LURS) and equipment to support research grant requests (EQR1) and wiki resources.