Ms Ewa Thompson
Research Funding Manager
Research and Commercialisation Office (Research & Innovation)
I work in the Research Funding Managers' team providing support and advice to research staff across the university to help deliver successful funding proposals. I deal with a wide range of national and international funders including the EU, Research Councils and charities. I identify funding opportunities, develop applications, run training sessions and support the application submission process.
For over 20 years I have worked in support and management roles within higher education both in academic departments and central services. Previously I coordinated the Research Excellence Framework 2014 institutional submission and helped develop and capture research impact. In the past I was involved in the whole of the student journey from admissions and programme approvals to registration, assessment and graduation ceremonies. I have spent most of my working life at University of Plymouth where I have actively promoted Association of University Administrators (AUA) membership among my colleagues, particularly in further education colleges in the South West. Through this work I was instrumental in Plymouth being awarded the AUA Branch Good Practice Award in 2008.