Students Staff

Finding research funding

Finding sources of funding can be time consuming at any stage of your career. We provide details of some of the main funders as well as databases that you can search to find further opportunities. Our Funding Development Managers can help you get started, talk through your ideas and signpost you to the most appropriate schemes for your discipline and research interests.

News and current research opportunities

  • 2017

    Life Sciences funding calendar (Essex users only)

    Excel document
    (90kb)

    This spreadsheet lists Life Sciences funding opportunities and application deadlines.

  • 2017

    Mathematics funding calendar (Essex users only)

    Excel document
    (17kb)

    This spreadsheet lists Mathematics funding opportunities and application deadlines.


Databases and funder updates

  • Research Professional gives you access to the latest funding information, with personalised searches/email alerts by discipline and funding sources.
  • Grantfinder, aimed at academia, voluntary and charitable sectors, local authorities, housing associations and business support organisations, can be accessed by contacting Gary Williams (gcwill@essex.ac.uk).
  • Many of the main funders let you sign up to receive updates on funding opportunities.

Contact us

Our team of Research Development Managers can help you identify appropriate funding sources for your work. Members of the team specialise by faculty. Enquiries regarding European funding should be directed to the EU Research Development Manager

  • Faculty of Humanities


    Sue Hanshaw

    Sue Hanshaw

    Head of Research Development

    Telephone 01206 873494

    Email s.hanshaw@essex.ac.uk




    Kai Yin Low

    Kai Yin Low

    Research Development Manager

    Telephone 01206 873764

    Email kylow@essex.ac.uk



  • Faculty of Science and Health


    Dr Beate Reinhardt

    Dr Beate Reinhardt

    Research Development Manager

    Telephone 01206 874110

    Email breinh@essex.ac.uk




  • Faculty of Social Sciences


    Dr Richard Gunn

    Research Development Manager

    Telephone 01206 873101

    Email rgunna@essex.ac.uk




    Dr Gary Williams

    Dr Gary Williams

    Research Development Manager

    Telephone 01206 874070

    Email gcwill@essex.ac.uk