EMPIRICAL Research Development can provide a range of support including: 


Do you need help to write your funding applications? 

  • Developing up your project idea to fit the opportunity
  • Costing it out
  • Selling your story



Do you need another 'set of eyes' on your application? 

  • Readability – are you thinking about the right audience?
  • Selection criteria – are they addressed?
  •  Structural and copy editing - does it flow?
  • Proofreading – the I’s the t’s and z’s!
  • Budgets and justifications – does it make sense and is it sensible?
  • Track records – right team, right expertise, right mix?
  • PO contributions – are they relevant, are they feasible, are they sufficient?
  • Eligibility and compliance – is it both?



Do you need someone to help you manage a large and complex application? 

  • Aligning funding opportunities & strategic planning
  • Proposal planning and development
  • Navigating administrative processes
  • Budget development & costings
  • Drafting of letters of support
  • Proposal flow and structure advice
  • Writing of budget justifications, track record sections, etc.
  • Critical and detailed review of whole applications
  • Liaison with funding agencies
  • Team coordination
  • Timeline management
  • RMS/RGMS or other online data entry



Do you need a part-time or short-term manager for your virtual centre or large project? 

  • Strategic planning
  • Facilitation of collaborative workshops
  • Operational advice e.g. staffing, resource management
  • Budget analysis, forecasting & risk mitigation
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Milestone monitoring and reporting
  • Progress & Annual report writing
  • Governance meetings & minuting
  • Stakeholder liaison/engagement
  • Newsletters and web content management



  • Grant writing 
  • Career Development for Researchers
  • Research Management 
  • Or ask us about a topic you have in mind!