What we do

We work alongside researchers to grow ideas into fundable proposals. We work with research leaders to develop research strategies. We are enablers and connectors.

Edinburgh Research Office

Growing your idea together

We work alongside researchers to grow ideas into fundable proposals. We provide expertise at all stages, from developing your idea and identifying funding to crafting your application and managing your award. 

We work with research leaders to develop research strategies based on sound funder insights and intelligence. We offer expertise across UK, European and international funders.

We are enablers and connectors, networked across the University, able to provide the best advice to researchers and research leaders in all disciplines.

We work with researchers, and the local professional services colleagues who support them, at all stages of research grant proposal preparation.

We work with researchers, local professional services colleagues and funders to provide specialist knowledge and guidance on all aspects of research grant management and reporting.

We work with researchers and research leaders across the University to provide expert insights into funding opportunities and the wider funding environment. We ensure individuals, Centres, Schools, Colleges and the University are best placed to win research funding.

We work in partnership with researchers, research leaders and other professional services across the University to develop the inclusive and vibrant culture that underpins our ability to engage with organisations and people to create research impact. We lead on coordinating policy and public engagement with research. We work with Edinburgh Innovations to harness impact from industry engagement.

We work with you to support your research by providing expert legal advice for your research related contracts.

We work with researchers, research leaders and a range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the University meets its regulatory and legal obligations and upholds its commitments to the highest standards of research integrity, governance and compliance.

We lead on engagement, communications, culture and change. We run communications channels, share skills and build capacity.