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LIDC – QMUL Grantsmanship Seminar

13/05/2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Funding, writing and impact: Joint LIDC-QMUL Grantmanship Seminar

LIDC and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are delighted to hold a Grantmanship Seminar from 11.00 am – 1.00 pm on Wednesday 13 May. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the Grantmanship Seminar was held online via Zoom. You can now watch a recording of the event:



The event will highlight current grant opportunities, particularly in international development research, among early-career researchers. The event will be useful for a wide variety of calls and funding, including for researchers seeking ODA/ GCRF grants. The seminar will comprise presentations that explore the funding landscape in the UK and provide practical advice for researchers to successfully apply for funding. We will also showcase successful projects and illustrate the role that the LIDC and its network can play.

The event will also provide an opportunity for attendees to make connections with like-minded researchers.



11:00 – 11:15: Opening Remarks and introductions – Dr. Sharon Ellis, Director of Research Services at QMUL

11:15 – 11:25: LIDC presentation – Dr. Ana Antunes-Martins, LIDC Research Programme Manager

11:25-11:50: The UK Research Funding Landscape and Funding Opportunities at the time of COVID-19, and Q&A

11:50 – 12:10: Inter-disciplinarity and writing grants successfully and Q&A – Professor Claire Heffernan, LIDC Director

12:10 – 12:40: Funding, writing and impact and Q&A–  Luke Cridland

12:4o: Concluding remarks – Dr. Sharon Ellis, Director of Research Services at QMUL

To RSVP, please register here. NB! Attendance at this event is reserved for post-doc academics at LIDC member institutions.


The speakers


Dr Sharon Ellis is the Director of Research Services at Queen Mary University of London. She plays a key role in delivering the University’s strategic research ambitions, leading a team of staff who support high-quality research and ensuring Queen Mary maintains and enhances its competitive position. Working in partnership with Barts Health NHS Trust, Sharon also has responsibility for the Joint Research Office which provides research, governance and trials support for clinical trials and research across both the University’s School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Trust.


Professor Claire Heffernan is the Director of LIDC and the Principal Investigator on the UKRI GCRF Action against Stunting Hub. Her work focuses on facilitating interdisciplinary research across seven University of London institutions aimed at addressing critical challenges in international development. Her research interests range from the climate change impacts on food security, nutrition and health to the behavioural drivers to resilience and adaption to the rise in antimicrobial resistance across the global South. She joined LIDC and RVC from the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol where as Head of Infection and Immunity she initiated the Risk and Resilience Hub, which explores four inter-linked critical global challenges: climate change and health, antimicrobial resistance, sustainable food systems and disease emergence.


Dr Ana Antunes-Martins is the Research Programme Manager in International Development at LIDC. She works closely with the LIDC academic community to build interdisciplinary research teams and co-ordinates research bids focused on global problems. Prior to joining LIDC, she was the MRC Programme Manager for Global Non-Communicable Diseases and Global Nutrition under the GCRF.


Luke Cridland is an Impact Engagement Officer at Queen Mary, University of London. Luke works across both the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the School of Medicine and Dentistry, helping in the development of impact case studies, running training workshops for academics and guiding ECRs with early-stage impact. Luke’s background before impact is in scientific publishing, working at Springer Nature for 5 years.


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