Research and Innovation Service

All academics at the University of Leeds are supported by research support staff within the Faculty Research and Innovation Offices, the central RIS team, and within the themes and platforms.

Faculty Research and Innovation Offices provide a local service for applicants and award holders and should be the first point of contact in most circumstances.  The support they provide includes:

  • identifying funding opportunities
  • costing proposals
  • advice on best practice, applicant eligibility and funder terms and conditions
  • management of successful awards

The central RIS team provides a complementary service including:

  • coordination of applications for large-scale, interdisciplinary, or managed calls
  • support for applications for and management of EU-funded research
  • strategic and tactical intelligence for specific funders and disciplines
  • administration of institutionally managed funding, such as Impact Accelerator awards
  • advice and support for Knowledge Transfer Partnership applications and awards
  • management of the ethical review process
  • management of legal and contractual aspects of successful awards
  • development of commercial opportunities arising from research
  • monitoring and development of academic research performance (including REF)
  • management of operational systems relating to applying for and managing research

The themes and platforms work to draw expertise from across disciplines to align Leeds’ research with important global challenges.  Support includes:

  • identification of potential funding streams within the challenge area(s)
  • working in partnership to develop funding applications

Who's who?

Each section of this website has a Meet the Team page where you can find out who can help with specific areas of our work.  If you are not sure who to contact you can:

  • View or download our organisational chart here
  • View complete 'meet the team' section here

General contact details
Research & Innovation Service
Level 11, Worsley Building
Clarendon Way, Leeds
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0900
Fax: 0113 343 0949