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The Restricted Bids Selection Committee is a sub-committee of the Research Policy Committee and its role is to assess competing applications for restricted calls. The Restricted Bids Selection Committee comprises the Heads of Schools, a further RPC member from each School, and additional 4 members nominated by each School. The PVC (Research) is the Chair of the Sub-Committee and the secretary is an officer from the Research Strategy Office responsible for coordination of restricted calls.

The members of the Restricted Bids Selection Committee whose academic interests fall in the area of the call will be convened, either in person or virtually, to advise the PVC (Research) on the appropriate bid(s) for submission.

Current Committee Members


Chair: Prof Anne Ferguson-Smith, PVC (Research)


School of Arts and Humanities

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Prof Chris Young, Head

Prof Tim Harper, Head

Dr Ronita Bardhan

Prof Jude Browne

Prof Henriette Hendriks

Prof Karen Coats

Dr Nathan MacDonald

Prof Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni

Dr Alexander Marr Prof Joel Robbins

Prof Maire Ni Mhaonaigh

Prof Ulinka Rublack


School of Biological Sciences

School of Physical Sciences

Prof Jon Simons, Interim Head

Prof Nigel Peake, Head

Prof Julie Ahringer Prof Jeremy Baumberg

Prof Sarah Bray

Prof Marian Holness

Prof Daniel St Johnston

Prof Chris Hunter

Prof Julian Parkhill

Prof Ioannis Kontoyiannis

Prof Sander van der Linden

Prof Clive Oppenheimer

School of Clinical Medicine

School of Technology

Prof Patrick Maxwell, Head

Prof Richard Penty, Head

Prof Janet Deane

Prof Abir Al-Tabbaa

Prof Simon Griffin

Prof Anuj Dawar

Prof Rita Horvath Prof Roisin Owens

Prof David Savage

Prof Paul Tracey
Prof Antonio Vidal-Puig Prof Garth Wells

Please note: Further Committee members will be added to this web page as soon as their nominations have been confirmed by Schools.