Research Funding Development Managers

Research Funding Development Managers

The Research and Enterprise Service provides four Research Funding Development Managers (RFDMs) across the University.

They act to alert academics and researchers to funding opportunities across the UK Research Councils, Government, major charities, the EU's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research & Innovation* and others. (*links are restricted access to University of Newcastle employees only)

They liaise with funders to provide academics and researchers at Newcastle University with the information needed to help them build high quality proposals.

They are happy to work with individuals or groups, or schools/institutes to help them to identify, target and develop high quality applications for the most relevant opportunities.

Your RFDMs are:

Research Funding Development Managers

Darren Airey
Asst. Research Funding Development Mgr

Dr Gwen Averley
Research Funding Development Manager

Dr Johanna Gascoigne-Owens
Research Funding Development Manager

Sue Mitchell
Research Funding Development Manager

Dr Karen Morgan
Funding Development Manager - Translational Research

Holly White
Asst. Research Funding Development Mgr

For all other funders please contact your faculty RFDM in the first instance, and we'll put you in touch with the relevant person.

We would welcome invitations to:

  • School/Institute Research Away-days
  • School/Institute Research Committees
  • School/Institute research groups, centres and network meetings

We can organise:

  • funding workshops
  • speaker visits

Let us know who/what you need, we're happy to work with you to help develop your research funding strategy and applications.