Research Management

Research is at the core of our mission - accounting for close to 40% of our income. In order to build the University’s global standing as a world-class research-intensive university and attract the most talented researchers - particularly in this era of increasingly competitive academic environments - it is essential that we offer world-class research management support to all staff so as to develop and encourage ambitious early career researchers and high-achieving academics.

The Research Management Office - part of the College Research Support Office - provides expert advice and specialist support across the research project lifecycle including strategically important large-scale initiatives. The office has two primary functions: 1) to work in partnership with academic staff and researchers to deliver a dedicated end-to-end support service from the proposal stage through to final reporting, ensuring high-quality submissions and effective management of awards, and 2) to drive the development, implementation and delivery of research-led ‘value-added’ activities - in consultation with School management - thereby helping to inform future research management and maximise opportunities for research income generation. 


Specialist pre- and post-award research management advice and support

  • Coordinating application planning and development
  • Costing support
  • Specialist advice and guidance on funder Terms & Conditions
  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships with key funders to share knowledge and provide expert advice
  • Liaising with partners / collaborators
  • Proof-reading
  • Post-award reporting and financial administration

High-level support for strategically significant / large-scale initiatives

  • Project management for application phase
  • Technical writing support (proportionate to scale and complexity of project)
  • Post-award support for large-scale initiatives

Strategy support and implementation

  • Identification and targeted promotion of funding opportunities
  • Coordinating internal peer-review
  • Supporting mentoring
  • Facilitating interdisciplinary interactions

Income generation support

  • Growth and diversification of research income portfolio through enhanced support for application development
  • Coordinated support for the development of optimally costed applications
  • Dedicated post-award support to improve the financial management of awards