Research Development Support

Medical SchoolThe MDS Research Development Team provides strategic input and support for research funding applications, approvals, implementation and management processes, and includes a growing team of specialised administrative and research management staff.

Our core areas of support are:

Over the last 12 months, the Research Development Team has supported academics in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences in securing over £13.5 million in funding from various funding bodies including Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK (CRUK),  Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation (BHF), Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research (LLR), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and Arthritis Research UK (ARUK), plus multiple industry partners across a variety of sectors. 

This funding supports all types of research from basic science and proof of concept to clinical trials and translational research through to clinical and commercial deployment.

What we do

  • Provide assistance with funding bids by liaising with applicants, academics and central University Departments to develop scientifically and financially robust applications
  • Support staff through University and Funder approval and submissions processes/systems
  • Provide post-award support in areas such as contracts, ethics, sponsorship etc
  • Compile and distribute information on upcoming funding opportunities
  • Offer information on working with the NHS
  • Arrange seminars and workshops on topics such as open access, impact, fellowships and commercialisation

Find out more

Comprehensive information on all of the topics covered by the MDS Research Development Support Team is available to all our researchers via the Research Support Handbook. There you will also find associated forms and guidelines available for download, plus contact details for specific members of staff.

For general enquiries to the MDS Research Development Support Team, please contact

E: rktoffice@contacts.bham.ac.uk T: +44 (0)121 414 9299

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