Welcome to our Research and Funding Blog! This is the External Projects Team’s new way of keeping you informed on the latest funding news. The aim of this new blog is to provide Staffordshire University staff with timely and relevant funding information in a user-friendly format. We will provide a daily update of funding news delivered straight to your inbox.
We’re excited to be launching this new initiative and look forward to receiving your feedback. Please feel free to pass this onto any colleagues, friends or students that you feel this may be of interest to. We also want to promote our own good news, so if you have any stories you would like to share, please feel free to contact us.
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The External Projects Team provides information on external funding, partners, and innovation activities. The team works with researchers and academic staff to help diversify income for Staffordshire University. The team is part of the Enterprise and Commercial Development Department.
Emma Davies- External Projects Manager: Emma has responsibility for managing the external projects team to identify and realise funding opportunities which make a significant impact on the university’s income diversification programme in line with Staffordshire University’s vision and corporate plan.
Jose Beech- External Grants Manager: Jose leads the team of staff within the External Projects Team whose focus is to work closely with colleagues across the institution, providing advice, guidance and support on external funding.
Margaret Bennett- External Projects Officer: Margaret is responsible for identifying potential research funding opportunities, EU funding projects and works seamlessly with academic colleagues to submit applications to funding bodies.
Esther Knight- External Projects Officer: Esther advises staff on how to use Research Professional, a service which can be directly used to search funding calls that are open and how to search for grants on projects they wish to develop from Research Councils to Europe – with particular responsibility for the Faculty of Art and Creative Technologies.
Christopher Kenning- Contracts and Compliance Officer: Chris provides internal legal support and expertise in the area of research and funding for the Staffordshire University. Chris, a solicitor has worked within the Education sector for three years reviewing academic research projects in a wide range of disciplines.
Holly Hoar- External Projects Officer: Holly advises staff on how to use Research Professional, a service which can be directly used to search funding calls that are open and how to search fo grants on projects they wish to develop from Research Councils to Europe.