Research Resources

This page provides documents and links to help you design and fund your project

Research Costing and compliance

The College Research Support Team (CRST) will help you process costings ensuring compliance to UoL and Funder regulations.  CRST will also provide regular project balance update reports to help you manage the funds available. For enquiries please contact

Please see here for details around overseas subsistence rates, which can help identify the appropriate budget required when travelling overseas

Please see here for information about the role undertaken by School Research Directors.

Research Grant Application Process

A flowchart to help planning out your project funding application and who you will need to contact is here.

Finding Funding

RED has produced a series of Funder Guides, listing key calls, schemes and opportunities relevant to the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (to access these documents, university login is required).

The University also has a subscription to Research Professional where you can search for funding for research projects and can set up your own weekly funding alert. Find out more about Research Professional on our funding pages.

Annual Funding deadlines for traditional funders of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities research are here.

Internal Funding

Please see here for a summary of internal college and university-wide funds.

College Research Development Fund

The College has a fund to develop research. Full details of criteria and how to apply are here.

Additionally, there is also specific fund to support for the writing of 4* sole or multi authored books which will be published within the current REF census period. Full details available here.

College Research Impact Development Fund

Colleagues are invited to apply for the new CSSAH Research Impact Development Fund, which supports activities that will enhance the reach and significance of research impact. Please see this guidance for further information on the fund and the eligibility criteria.

College Research Grantwriting Fund

The College has now published guidance for a Research Grantwriting Fund, designed to support the development of ambitious (in both scale and excellence) funded research projects.

Please read this guidance for further information on what funding and support is available.

Designing Your Research Project

There is full online information about planning your project.

If you would like help to design your project, including talking through how the project will work devising a project plan and budget please contact:

  • Alan Ashton-Smith for larger research projects (eg Research Councils, Leverhulme Trust, Wellcome Trust).
  • Jonathan Sheen for smaller research projects (eg British Academy Small Grants, Rising Star Awards, smaller Leverhulme grants)
  • Victoria Hayward for European Union funded projects
  • Clare Hudson for other projects

Research Communications

Please see here for guidance on how to communicate about your research

Example Successful Applications

RED keep a repository of recently successful applications, which may be useful as inspiration when completing a new research proposal. To download examples of applications to some of the more popular schemes, please click here (username/password required). For examples of niche or older schemes, please contact Jonathan Sheen (

Costing your Research Project

We use some software called LUCRE to cost out your project once you know what you will need. This is done in your Department, so please speak to your Departmental research contact about completing the LUCRE costing for your research project.

For general advice and tips for costing applications in social sciences, arts and humanities, please click here.

For a list of departmental research contacts, please download this list.

Peer Review Guidance

We operate a peer review system in the college, to support applicants and applications for research funding. For guidance and access to a list of peer reviewers relevant to your department and funder, please visit this page (university login required).

To download a copy of the Peer Review Checklist, please click here.

REF Resources

Output Grading: David Mattingley and Martin Halliwell's presentation about REF and Output Grading from June 2017 (log-in required).

College Research Bulletin

The College Research Bulletin provides updates on research projects, awards, events and other news. The latest versions of this are available for download below.

Recent copies of the College Research Bulletin are listed below:

Adobe Acrobat (PDF) December 2015 (PDF, 450 KB)
Adobe Acrobat (PDF) November 2016 (PDF, 2.2 MB)
Adobe Acrobat (PDF) March 2017 (PDF, 384 KB)
Adobe Acrobat (PDF) December 2017 (PDF, 1.3 MB)

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