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1 Introducing Research and Development Support (ReDS) Matthew Whyte & Sean Tonkin Research Development Support

2 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 London. 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.

3 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

4 ReDS and working with the UEL Research community Team meetings UEL Research Centre meetings All School RKEL meetings Focus Groups (Sandpits) SWAT ReDS ‘Headliners’ Drop-in Sessions (Stratford, USS and Docklands)

5 UEL Research Conference Wednesday 24 th June Call for abstracts end of 2014

6 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 workshops All UEL pre-award and bid development processes (Resource Planning, GAA, IPR) 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)


8 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)


10 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)

11 ReDS & ADI 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 development) Blake Morris – HEA, ‘Walking Artists Network’ Peter Morey – Leverhulme Trust, ‘Islamophobia and the Novel’ Luis C Sotelo – Leverhulme Fellowship (in development)

12 Research Income

13 Research Grant Income 2012/13 Successful Research Funding Sources Value % of total success No of Bids Charities/ Trusts / Non Government £1,037, %16 UK Research Councils £127, %3 European Union £1,940, %6 UK Government £203,1176%6 NHS £65, %4 £3,373,38335

14 Research Funding Blog  Current funding opportunities  Events  News 



17 Research Grants  Funding available between £50K - £1m for up to 60 months  Usually paid at 80%  Apply through Je-s – no deadline Special grant opportunities: funding/Themes/Digital-Transformations/Pages/Current- Funding-Opportunities.aspx

18 f  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

19 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

20 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

21 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

22 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.

23 Application Submission Process  Get in touch with your Dean  Get in touch with ReDS at  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 

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