The Institute’s research assistants: Ola Aiyegbayo and Kathrine Jensen(Ext 1577) can act as critical friends for academics who need support with their teaching and learning research bids/ideas. The process can involve giving feedback on proposals as well as asking searching question and aims to provide reflective space for academics to view their research bids through a different lens. The critical friends also provide alternative sources of information and offer constructive criticism. They are independent of the research bid process and will not be involved in the writing up of the bid but will gladly offer their expertise as appropriate.
The Research Proposal Check List may help you to define, develop and evaluate your research idea. We recommend that you identify colleagues in your School who may be able to support you in your research activity.
(1) School research support: Your School Director of Research (or Research Administrator) should always be kept aware of any planned applications for funding and will be able to provide support within your School.
(2) Costing your research proposal
It can be a daunting part of applying for funding but you can get help and support from the Pre-Award Team. Please go to their homepage to find out about the process and who to contact. Please note this is an intranet link.