Developing a research idea

Staff in professional services are available to assist you in developing a research idea from early stage to application. This can include a second opinion on an early stage research idea, suggestions for collaborators within the University or a plan of activity to gauge interest from an external partner.

The Research Administrators in your department are are the first point of contact for these discussions.

Staff in the Research Development Team can contact potential research partners on your behalf to engage them with your research, a specific project and to provide letters of support for a research bid. The Research Development Team also run a wide range of events designed to foster interdisciplinary activities and enable staff to meet colleagues with related research interests. 

The International Relations Office and the Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni can also assist in finding partners and international research links. 

Financial support is available for development of research ideas via internal pump-priming funding

The Library has a wide range of e-resources to enable a comprehensive literature search

Click the links in the boxes below to find further information relating to these activities and who to contact. 

 

Find an external partner and assess interest in collaborative research projects

Further information

Key contacts

Rachel Curwen

Rachel Curwen
Rachel.curwen@york.ac.uk 
Senior Research Development Manager
01904 435124

Paul Tyack 70 x 70

Paul Tyack
Paul.tyack@york.ac.uk
Head of Institutional Philanthropy
01904 324486

 Hilary Layton

Hilary Layton
Hilary.layton@york.ac.uk
Director of Internationalisation
01904 324462

Pump priming funding

Further information

Pump-priming funding can be used to develop research ideas, proof-of-concept data and relationships with research collaborators

Identify and map internal research capabilities

Further information

By identifying and mapping our internal research capability, the Research Development Team can advise on the University's ability to respond to opportunities and identify potential interdisciplinary opportunities for staff. 

Key contacts

Rachel Curwen

Rachel Curwen 
Rachel.curwen@york.ac.uk
Senior Research Development Manager
01904 435124

Hilary Layton

Hilary Layton
Hilary.layton@york.ac.uk
Director of Internationalisation
01904 324462