Support for Researchers
Last updated on 11/13/2015 Print this page
Locating Funding Opportunities
A major aspect of our work is to find funding for research and
development projects. We work with our academic staff to try
and match their project ideas to sources of funding.
We do this by searching web-based databases, our paper-based and
electronic resources and by utilising our network of contacts.
To provide this service we will ask for an outline of the
proposed project, the anticipated start date, and whether the
project will include other partners (and if so, who). An
indication of the size of the project would also be helpful.
If you are interested in locating funding then contact Mathew
Smith, our Funding Initiatives Officer on 01482 464919.
If you are sponsoring the research, the Research Funding Office
will work with our researchers to put together a realistic budget
for the project and a detailed work schedule.
Advising on Application Strategies and Individual
As part of our application support service we can help you
devise a strategy for applying for research funding, taking into
account forthcoming calls and deadlines, your research priorities
and goals. We can also advise on alternative sponsors if your
application for external funding has been unsuccessful.
For individual applications, we can check the eligibility of
your proposal and if necessary take advice from the sponsor about
its application rules. As well as supplying copies of the
application form and related guidance we can also read over
proposals and offer suggestions for
improvements. Additionally we offer costing and
pricing support and any other help as required for completion of