Research Funding Manager

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,739 to £50,296
28 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Funding Development

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,739 to £50,296
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 18 July 2022
Reference:  1877322TW

Research Funding Manager (Engineering and Physical Sciences)

Research Funding Development (RFD) – Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Are you an experienced and ambitious Research Funding Development Professional looking to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities? Do you have a background in developing and delivering high value and high-quality funding applications that can help us deliver the University’s ambitious Strategy

As Research Funding Manager (Engineering and Physical Sciences), you will be responsible for a portfolio of major funders with whom you will develop strategic relations that will inform our research funding strategy and the development of successful bids.  

You will be instrumental in proactively managing major funding opportunities across the University to ensure the highest quality applications are submitted.  Working closely with the Research Funding Officers and with the Research Finance Hub, you will offer expert professional advice and support to researchers in the identification, development and submission of high-quality research proposals. 

You will help shape and progress strategic proposals of significant scope and complexity with involvement from researchers across disciplines and participation from external stakeholders across sectors. 

You will develop an excellent knowledge of the strengths of our researchers working within the remit of your key funders and support them in the their applications to increase the size and breadth of our research funding portfolio.  

Working with Faculties, you will drive new initiatives to increase the quality of our bids and our success rates. You will also provide strategic advice and support the University and Faculties’ senior research management and wider team members within RIS and work collaboratively with other professional teams to deliver a high-quality and customer-focused service.

Research and Innovation Services (RIS) provides expert advice and assistance for research funding and contracts, research integrity and governance, technology transfer and the commercialisation of intellectual property, collaboration with industry, and public engagement with research.

Our vision and mission at the University of Southampton is to have a community where staff and students feel welcome, supported and valued. Research & Innovation Services fosters a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity, encouraging applicants from diverse backgrounds, with the belief that excellence will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Mylène Ployaert, Head of Research Funding Development, email:

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email  Please quote reference 1877322TW on all correspondence.

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