Research Funding Managers
Research Funding Managers support research funding applications by helping to determine the most appropriate source of funding; ensuring compliance with eligibility criteria and assisting with the interpretation and application of call guidelines and funder rules.
Please see photos below or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding advisors assist applicants with estimating costs and putting together project budgets using the University’s rates; facilitate the approval and submission process and, for major UK research funders such as RCUK, complete the final step in the submission process.
Contact email: email@example.com
Will Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison Millar email@example.com
Development Partnership Managers
Development Partnership Managers work closely with the faculties in a business development role to support research growth, knowledge exchange and technology transfer.
Niki Carnell – Faculty of Science and Engineering
Tom Nicholson – Faculty of Health
Rupert Lorraine – Faculty of Arts and Humanities
For most research active staff, securing external funding is a priority.
Applying for external research funds is extremely competitive and only the best applications are likely to be funded – most major grant schemes fund about one application in every four received.
The chances of success are increased with good advice on the scientific, presentational and administrative aspects of applications.
Whatever the nature of your project, all external funding also brings responsibilities and resource implications for the University and so it is essential that you are aware of the issues involved and follow the correct procedures.
Research funding managers and funding advisors are available to help you and provide advice and guidance on applying for external research funding. University of Plymouth staff and students should aim to contact the funding advisors for help with estimating the budget for their project as soon as possible (at least three weeks before the deadline).
We advise that applicants should leave at least one week to complete the peer review and internal sign off process. Some funders require additional documents that require the Office of the Vice-Chancellor's (OVC) sign off. Please contact a research funding manager to check if this is necessary.
For a full index of our resource and guidance pages, please see the gallery below.
The Research Funding Managers can support your application for funding in the following ways:
- review your application and advise on structure, content and formatting
- help you understand the Funder's guidance and requirements
- assist with the internal peer review and approval process
- help identify appropriate funding sources.
R&I also provides support on ethics, impact, commercial research, KTP and intellectual property.
COVID-19 Funding Calls
Find funding - overview
Application process flowchart
Partner search tools
Peer review and internal approval
Calculating the cost
Electronic submission systems
Information about University of Plymouth
UKRI and other UK funders
Global Challenges Research Fund
Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund
National Institute for Health Research
General contact details
Research & Commercialisation Office, University of Plymouth, Floor 2 Marine Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Normal office hours