Introducing Research and
Development Support (ReDS)
Matthew Whyte
& Sean Tonkin
Research Development Support
Our Background…
Matthew Whyte Research Development Coordinator:
Joined the ReDS team in July 2014 and is responsible for supporting
academics in the development of externally funded research projects.
Before coming to UEL, Matthew worked in Research Management &
Administration at the University of the Arts London, providing pre and
post award support for research grants, including bid development,
costing and reporting. He first started working in Research Support in
2003 at Camberwell College of Arts.
He has a degree in English & History from Goldsmiths, University of
Sean Tonkin Research Development Manager:
Sean manages the development and pre award section of ReDS and is
currently focused on EU funding and the new Horizon 2020 research
funding programme.
Sean joined UEL in February 2013 and has previously worked at
University of the Arts, London, University of Brighton (Faculty of Art) and
University of Sussex (school of Arts & Social Sciences).
Sean has a background in Research Management and development
and is a member of the ARMA Training and Development Committee.
He has a degree in History of Design and postgraduate qualification in
Counselling Psychology.
What ReDS Offers:
• Strategic Funding Intelligence & Dissemination
• Funders workshops
• Liaison with partners (administrative) and bid document
preparation (non-technical)
• Liaison with finance and
budget preparation
• Application review against
guidance and award criteria
• Post-award project management
• Deliver funding support initiatives
• IPR Advice
• Consultancy
• Commercialisation
• Research / Innovation / Enterprise
ReDS and working with the UEL
Research community
Team meetings
UEL Research Centre meetings
All School RKEL meetings
Focus Groups (Sandpits)
ReDS ‘Headliners’
Drop-in Sessions (Stratford,
USS and Docklands)
UEL Research Conference
Wednesday 24th June 2015
- Call for abstracts end of 2014
Examples of ReDS Activities
Funding development:
• Offering support throughout the whole funding process
• Identifying larger funding streams such as Horizon 2020
• Information events around key themes Funding
• All UEL pre-award and bid development
processes (Resource Planning, GAA,
• Statistical analysis and reporting of UEL
bid activity and grant capture
(2012/13: 180 (+40) Research Applications
£35 Million; Income of approx £3.5 Million)
Recent ReDS application support:
Sample of current & recently
submitted projects (50/60 new bids
Pipeline) including:
‘Disaster Resilience’ EU bid, led by
John Preston (CASS)
‘Colonial Legacies’ British Academy, Nira Yuval Davies
(Social Sciences)
‘ BT Special Olympics – Civic Engagement Voluntary
Project’ Andy Minnion (ADI).
PROFILE – Physical Function in Children with
Haemophilia, Wendy Dreschler (HSB)
Recent UEL/ReDS successes:
• ‘Attitudes to extremism, and experiences and
responses’ Alice Sampson (Social Sciences)
• ‘Innovative Training and New Business in the
Energy Market’ Ian Bathgate EU ERASMUS+
(Business & Law)
• ‘Antenatal equity: Improving access to and
experience of Antenatal care. NIHR, Angela
Harden (HSB)
• ‘Development of a mindfulness based
emotional intelligence intervention for at risk
adolescent males’ Richard Benjamin Trust, Tim
Lomas (Psychology)
• ‘Emerging Professional Identities of Teaching
Fellows, Royal Literary Fund. Gerry
Czerniawski (CASS)
• Ananda Breed, AHRC application ‘Digitising
Communities: Conflict Negotiation through Interactive
Media’ (submitted)
• Rob Pyecroft Rainbow – Two Leverhulme AIR
applications (submitted)
• Steven Eastwood – AHRC and Wellcome Trust. ‘The
Interval and the Instant’ (Submitted and in
• Blake Morris – HEA, ‘Walking Artists Network’
• Peter Morey – Leverhulme Trust, ‘Islamophobia and
the Novel’
• Luis C Sotelo – Leverhulme Fellowship (in
Research Income 2009 - 2013
2009 10
2010 11
2011 12
2012 13
Research Grant Income 2012/13
Successful Research
Funding Sources
Charities/ Trusts / Non
UK Research Councils
European Union
UK Government
% of total
£1,037,175 30.75%
£127,108 3.77%
£1,940,740 57.53%
No of
Research Funding Blog
 Current funding opportunities
 Events
 News
Research Grants
 Funding available between £50K - £1m for up to 60
 Usually paid at 80%
 Apply through Je-s – no deadline
Special grant opportunities:
Support imaginative and experimental arts projects that explore
biomedical science
Small Arts Awards up to £30K
- development of new project ideas,
- small productions or workshops,
- investigate and experiment with new methods of
engagement through the arts
- or develop new collaborative relationships between
artists and scientists.
Submission through eGrants system
Deadlines: 3 times a year
Large grants two stage application, EOI submission any time
Postdoctoral Mid-Career Fellowships
 Buy out from teaching
 Must have published work of intellectual distinction
 Within 15 years of PhD award
 Awards up to £160K – salary limit of £80K per year for
6-12 months
 Submission through egap
 Deadlines: 3 times a year
Research Grants
 Up to £500K for up to 5 year project
 Some teaching replacement covered
 Funding available for significant publishable work
 Research track record needed
 E-gap application
 Two stage application
 No deadline for first stage
EU Funding for Arts
 Horizon 2020 launched January 2014, €80 Billion
investment in research.
 EU Creative Europe:
- Submission through ECAS
- Usually EU partner network required
- Large scale collaborative applications
• National Endowment for Science Technology
and Arts – Innovation Charitable Trust,
‘bringing great ideas to life’
• Currently investing in ‘a range of exciting
start-ups that can make a real difference in
the world, and we’re testing out new ideas to
help the arts, the health system, the
education system and all our public services
thrive in the future’
• Digital R&D fund for the Arts.
Application Submission Process
 Get
in touch with your Dean
 Get in touch with ReDS at [email protected]
 Fill in Resource Planner
 Assign an internal reviewer
 Sent application to ReDS contact
 Get GAA form signed off
 Submit application according to funder guidance
 Send ReDS submitted application
Please get in touch
e: [email protected]
t: 020 8223 6450
Social Media: @UELResearch

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