The Departmental Research Committee will support MDR’s research funding strategy, promote funding opportunities including new research partnerships both within and across faculties, and support Early Career Researchers (Postdoc to Lecturer) with the grant funding cycle.

The Committee has responsibility for executive oversight of the Research funding strategy within the Department and will provide specific guidance to the Department on the implementation of research funding initiatives.

Specifically, our goals are:

  • To develop and implement the Department’s Research Funding Strategy
  • To monitor the implementation of the Research Funding Strategy and to evaluate its impact
  • To monitor internal and external developments and trends and take account of them in the development of strategy
  • To ensure a uniformed approach across the Department for research grant activities such as peer review
  • To identify methods of supporting the funding and research activities for groups requiring specific support e.g. early-career researchers

Have an upcoming grant application in mind? The MDR Research Committee invites individuals to present their ideas for funding proposals in a 5-minute, 3 slide pitch for feedback and discussion at our committee meetings, usually held in the last week of each month. If you are interested in pitching, please contact Aylin Hanyaloglu or Dania Grant-Serroukh.

In addition, the committee also invites ECR’s to submit draft full grant proposals for review and feedback 6 weeks prior to funder deadline. If you are interested, please contact Aylin Hanyaloglu or Dania Grant-Serroukh.

Research Committee Members

Dr Aylin Hanyaloglu

Dr Aylin Hanyaloglu

Dr Aylin Hanyaloglu
Chair

Prof Christoph Lees

Prof Christoph Lees

Prof Christoph Lees

Dr Aida Martinez Sanchez

Dr Aida Martinez Sanchez

Dr Aida Martinez Sanchez

Dr Alejandra Tomas Catala

Alejandra Tomas Catala

Dr Alejandra Tomas Catala

Dr Jia Li

Dr Jia Li

Dr Jia Li

Dr Joram Posma

Joram Posma

Dr Joram Posma

Dr Nick Powell

Dr Nick Powell

Dr Nick Powell

Dr Wei Cui

Wei Cui

Dr Wei Cui

Dania Grant-Serroukh

Dania Grant-Serroukh

Dania Grant-Serroukh