Research Services

School of Informatics support for researchers: contacts, policies and procedures relating to research funding application and award

Research Support

Research Support in the School of Informatics: how to work with the Portfolio Management team (PMs)

Finding Funding

Finding Funding Opportunities, funder news, funding contacts.

Letters of Support

Preparing a research proposal or bid ‐ many grant and fellowship applications require a letter of support from the Head of School or other senior postholder. Depending on the requirements of funder or partner and the availability of the key individuals, this can take some time. The sooner the need is flagged, the better.

Research events

Events: presentations, reports and notes


This section is for researchers planning to apply for an independent research fellowship and contains links to some key schemes as well as resources and examples.

Grant Writing Resources

A frequently updated list of useful resources, links and contacts to help with funder requirements such as impact and inclusion and diversity

Director of Research

Director of Research Prof. Chris Williams (DoR) and Deputy Director of Research Dr Ajitha Rajan (DDoR): roles and responsibilities

Internal Peer Review

Principal Investigators preparing an application for funding should arrange for internal peer review well before the planned submission date. Portfolio Managers will remind applicants that this should happen, copying to the relevant Director of Institute who can advise.