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Research Strategy Office


The Research Strategy Office manages the University’s cross-School Interdisciplinary Research Centres and Strategic Research Initiatives and Networks schemes on behalf of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and the Research Policy Committee. The Research Strategy Office also provides ongoing support to individual Initiatives, Networks and Centres.

These programmes build on areas of existing research strength by bringing together a critical mass of expertise from across the Schools, with four key aims:

· to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges;

· to strengthen research collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines;

· to increase research capacity and profile by providing a platform for large-scale funding applications, recruitments and international research partnerships; and

· to enhance our ability to influence national and international research, policy and funding agendas.

The Research Policy Committee decided in its meeting on 8 October 2020 that the new call for Strategic Research Initiatives will be announced on 2 November 2020. The information about the scheme and the application form are available here.