Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Holly Davidson

Research Funding Development Manager


Research Funding Development Manager Role

My role is to support academic staff in obtaining funding for their research, in particular from the UK Research Councils.

I provide:

  • advice on funder strategy;
  • information on funders' forthcoming plans and opportunities;
  • support for large and complex funding applications;
  • visits and information sessions from funders;
  • 'in house' funding information sessions (for the University, Schools and Groups);
  • advice on finding funding;
  • advice on preparing funding applications;
  • lay review of funding applications.

For more information please see the Science, Agriculture and Engineering Faculty research support website: https://internal.ncl.ac.uk/sage/research/funding/index.htm

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you think I can help in any way with your research funding.


I have a degree in Natural Sciences (specialising in biology and chemistry) from The University of East Anglia (2011) and an MRes in medical and molecular biosciences from Newcastle University (2012).  

In 2016, I obtained a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry at The Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University. My research investigated the role of the NFAT and NF-κB transcriptional signalling pathways in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.