School of Engineering and Informatics (for staff and students)

Research Grant Applications

This page contains information for faculty wishing to submit a Research Grant Application.

Grant application

Grant applications are subject to the following procedure: 


Timescale / Guideline

Notify “critical friends”, meet and discuss the outline of the proposal with one of them

6 weeks before deadline

Submit the grant application proforma

6 weeks before deadline

(Applications may be refused if insufficient notice is given).

If required before submission, initiate review with the Research Governance Committee.

3 weeks before deadline

If required, ask the HoD/ HoS for a letter of support.

3 weeks before deadline

If you require any particular School support (money, equipment, personnel) from the School, contact the HoS and negotiate

3 weeks before deadline (no later than 10 working days before deadline)

Initiate pre-submission review of the near-final draft with at least one “critical friend”

2 weeks before deadline

Submit the completed grant application with its supporting documents to the Research and Enterprise Coordinator.

3 working days before deadline

Submit the proposal to the funder.

For proposals where RDM needs to confirm submission, 1 day before deadline unless otherwise agreed.



Internal Review Process

Flowchart depicting the EngInf internal review process

Post-Decision Follow up

Please inform the Research and Enterprise Coordinator (REC) and Research Development Manager (RDM) as soon as you receive notification that your grant has been approved or has been unsuccessful, including any feedback that you may have received.


Contacts and Further Information

School Research Grant Pages:

RDM (Research Development Manager) research development support is supplied by Lucy Bell

REC (Research and Enterprise Coordinator) is Sadie Littleboy

DoRKE (Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange) is Prof. George Parisis

HoD for Engineering and Design is Prof. Romeo Glovnea

HoD for Informatics is Prof. Ian Mackie

HoS (Head of School) is Prof. Ian Wakeman


Submission forms and faculty lists

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School of Engineering and Informatics (for staff and students)

School Office:
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