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Research Development and Capacity Building


We are happy to support Heads of School, School Directors of Research, Heads of Department and individual academics with research development activities. These can be as simple as providing one-to-one advice on funding opportunities to workshops for larger cohorts of colleagues who require guidance and training.

Examples of the types of development activities we can support are listed below:

  • One-to-one guidance on research funding opportunities and support with matching research ideas to specific schemes/calls.
  • Training on using the Research Professional database.
  • Grant writing workshops aimed at staff at different stages of their career.
  • Arranging funder visits to Royal Holloway.     
  • Support with the co-ordination of large grant applications.
  • Facilitating interdisciplinary research workshops.
  • Help with capacity building activities (eg. locating potential collaborators or arranging events to bring researchers together around a specific topic or funding call).

If you are interested in organising a research development event then please get in contact with the relevant staff member from the list below: 

Dr Christopher Daley, Research Development Manager, covering Arts, Humanities and Social Science disciplines., 01784 443844.

Dr Marcela Acuna Rivera, Research Development Manager, covering Sciences., 01784 276571.

Dr Hilary Lynch, Global Challenges Strategy Manager, covering applications to the Global Challenges Research Fund., 01784 414416.

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