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Welcome to the Physics and Astronomy Research page. Here you will find details about grant opportunities, grant guidance, training information plus more.

Professor Steve Evans is our Director of Research and Innovation

Please use the links below to access further information.

Grant Opportunities

There are a number of grant deadlines that are fast approaching, please click on the below links to see full lists from the various funding bodies:




Leverhulme Trust

For further information on grant opportunities, please visit Research Professional

Email Networks - sign up to the University's email networks for opportunities direct to your inbox 

White Rose Repository

As of 1st April 2016 HEFCE will only accept publications for REF that have been deposited into Symplectic, to then appear on White Rose after being checked by the library Research Team.



Researchfish is an online survey database developed from MRC e-Val, to gather information about research outputs and outcomes.

The principle behind Researchfish is simple:

1) To allow researchers to record all their research outputs and outcomes in one place. 

2) To help researchers share relevant outcomes with funders more easily and efficiently


Training and Support

There are a number of courses for academics, postdocs, postgrads and support staff on the Research and Innovation Service website, you can access these via the RIS website

If you need support or guidance with any of the following then please contact Ella Gould ( or Glenys Bowles (

- Travel bookings

- Accommodation bookings

- Seminar organisation

- Organisation of research meetings, mock interviews, R&I Committee

- Minutes for grant meetings if required


- Conference organisation

- Items for the webpage and grant updates

- Researcher@Library

Group Webpages

To access the Group's webpages for further information about their current work, please click on the links below:

Astrophysics Group

Condensed Matter Group

Molecular and Nanoscale Physics Group

Theoretical Physics Group

Soft Matter Physics Group

Other useful links:

Please use the links below to access further information about funding opportunities and options to subscribe to email notifications.




Horizon 2020