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School Research Facilitators (UK, EU and Overseas)

Please contact the School Research Facilitators to:

  • discuss how to translate a research idea into a project that fits funders' requirements
  • learn about suitable funding options for your research plans
  • seek support with the writing of applications and feedback on draft applications
  • seek advice on funding bodies and their funding schemes
  • build and fund a research network for interdisciplinary research, international projects, etc.
  • submit a proposal to the University's internal peer review to receive first-hand comments from reviewers.

UK Funding                     

Dr Anna Cieslik

+44 (0)1223 761365

EU & International Funding   

Dr Elizabeth Penner

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REF Assessment and Strategy Manager

Dr Andrea Salter

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Research Impact Facilitators (Arts and Humanities/ Social Sciences)

The Arts and Humanities & Social Sciences Impact Facilitators are available to: 

  • provide specialist advice and support to researchers who are preparing funding applications with impact components, including feedback services for those writing ‘Pathways to Impact’ documents for AHRC and ESRC bids
  • meet with researchers one-to-one, to identify and explore impact opportunities arising from current and prospective research plans
  • deliver bespoke impact training sessions for Faculties and Departments
  • facilitate applications to internal funding schemes, including the Arts and Humanities Impact Fund and ESRC IAA 
  • advise on designing and evaluating public engagement events for maximum impact
  • help connect researchers with interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral organisations and networks, to add breadth and variety to impact work

Please note that the Arts and Humanities Impact Facilitator should be contacted in respect of research that falls within the AHRC disciplinary space and the Social Sciences Impact Facilitator for work in the ESRC disciplines

    Arts and Humanities

    Dr Lucy Sheerman
    +44 (0)1223 764079 

    Social Sciences

    Dr J.K. Tina Basi
    +44 (0)1223 762691    



    Faculty-based Research Grant Administrators

    Across the institutions of the School of Arts and Humanities and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences administrative staff provide insitutional support for the planning and preparation of research grant applications and awards.


    School of Arts and Humanities

    Faculty of Architecture and History of Art Chris Butler
    Faculty of Classics Claire Kempson
    Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Claire Kempson
    Faculty of Divinity Chris Butler
    Faculty of English Chris Butler
    Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics  Anna Frohnwieser
    Faculty of Music Claire Kempson
    Faculty of Philosophy Claire Kempson
    CRASSH Mette Rokkum Jamasb


    School of the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Faculty of Economics Craig Langton
    Faculty of Education David Carter
    Faculty of History Allison Ksiazkiewicz
    Faculty of Law Maggie Easton
    Institute of Criminology Anna Zofka
    Department of History & Philosophy of Science  Dan Jones
    Department of Land Economy Mick Carr


    Faculty of Human, Social and Political Science

    Department of Sociology Tara Wilson

    Department of POLIS Dan Jones
    Department of Archaeology Katherine Boyle
    McDonald Institute Nicholas Ward
    Department of Social Anthropology Sue Cowan
    Mongolian and Inner Asia Studies Unit Chloe Gayer-Anderson



    School of the Humanities and Social Sciences - School Research Team

    About the team: 

    This team provides dedicated research grant support and expertise to Research Grants Administrators and academics within the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences’ departments, faculties and centres.

    They assist with the preparation of complex applications - budgets, eligibility of costs, X5 - and with post award activities and management. Assistance is given in resolving administrative issues throughout the project lifecycle.

    The team proactively engages with the changing regulatory framework of research grants and generates relevant information / resources to support an efficient, accurate application / grant management process.

    The team also directly provides the research administration function for four SHSS institutions: History & Philosophy of Science, Sociology, POLIS and the Centres, and Social Anthropology.

    Who to contact:

    The team is led by Daniel Starling, Senior School Research Grant Administrator, who can be contacted for expertise and guidance on both research grant applications and best practice in grant management.

    Dan Jones, Tara Wilson and Sue Cowen, School Research Grant Assistants, are the primary contact for advice on, and the costing of, research grant applications. Assistance is offered either remotely or by site visit. Queries can be received on all pre award matters. Bespoke training on the X5 system is offered to both new and existing users.

    Contact Details:

    Senior School Research Grant Administrator Daniel Starling

    School Research Grant Assistant  Dan Jones

    School Research Grant Assistant  Tara Wilson

    School Research Grant Assistant  Sue Cowen

    The School Research Team can also be contacted through its regularly monitored joint inbox:

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