Research funding

We assist academic and research staff to source, apply for and manage external research funding from a variety of sponsors. Support is available at all stages of the bidding and award process and is designed to be as flexible as possible.

More information

For more information on research funding contact:

Kirsty Metcalfe
Research Support Officer
T: 01642 342508

Lisa Briggs
Research Development Officer
T: 01642 738177

Sourcing funding

  • Support for sourcing external sources of funding includes the identification and dissemination of relevant opportunities to the wider research community and to individuals with specific research interests or projects.
  • One-to-one advice and support for academic and research staff at all career stages.
  • We liaise with external agencies to disseminate up-to-date research funding information to the research community.

Supporting grant applications

  • We offer individual advice and assistance on the preparation of funding applications.
  • One-to-one support with all aspects of the application and submission process including obtaining authorisation for grant applications on behalf of the university and ensuring the submission of required documentation.
  • We provide advice on the costing and pricing of research including the calculation of project budgets and the requirements for full economic costing.

Post-award support

  • We provide guidance and support with all aspects of post-award management, from setting up projects to ongoing monitoring and reporting.
  • Liaison with our Finance & Commercial Development, Legal and Governance Services and Human Resources departments to provide post-award support for grant holders.
  • We work closely with the Department for Academic Enterprise to support the business engagement strategy and facilitate knowledge transfer.
  • We also liaise with external agencies and handle queries to and from sponsors regarding ongoing projects.

Resources and links

Teesside University subscribes to RESEARCHconnect an online research funding opportunities database service. University staff are able to set up their own profile and obtain regular funding opportunities emails tailored to their area of research interest. As part of our subscription to RESEARCHconnect, researchers also have access to POLICYfinder, a web portal providing European and UK policy information.
More about RESEARCHconnect

We also subscribe to the UK Research Office to obtain up-to-date information on all funding opportunities offered by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme, as well as other sources of funding across the EU and other European-level funding organisations. UKRO visit the university each year and we organise and support this visit.

Details of funding opportunities, research events and news are posted on our research portal
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