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Research support for staff

Gill Smylie is the University's Research and Innovation Facilitator with the remit of increasing externally funded research activity at the University, by working in partnership with academics to secure, manage and increase funding from regional, national and international organisations.

The primary role of the Research and Innovation Facilitator is to support the University’s Research and Scholarship Development Plan to achieve its aims and objectives, and key to this is working with academics to achieve their research and innovation goals.

The ability to deliver an appropriate level of facilitation is very dependent on staff engaging early with the Research and Innovation Facilitator in order to ensure that applications and proposals meet the funders requirements, are properly costed and comply with any applicable terms and conditions.

Standard applications for external submission should be received at least five days before the deadline to ensure full service (noting the need also to go through the University’s authorisation process), whilst more complex projects will require a longer period.

The new web pages contain information that will assist researchers in applying for and managing their research activities. However it is advised that you contact Gill Smylie in the first instance for advice and support with developing, costing and submitting your research application.  


UK Funding Bodies

International Funders

Research Professional

Internal Research Process

Electronic Submission Systems 

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