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Research Grant Development Officer

The Alan Turing Institute

Location: London
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum (negotiable dependent on skills & experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th August 2018
Closes: 31st August 2018

The Alan Turing Institute

Launched in November 2015, the Alan Turing Institute is the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. Our mission is to make great leaps in data science research to change the world for the better.

The Institute is headquartered at The British Library, and brings together researchers from a range of disciplines – mathematics, statistics, computing, engineering and social sciences, – from thirteen leading universities and industry partners.

The Role

Member of the Institute’s business team the Research Grant Development Officer will provide grant application support to the Head of Research Management and Facilitation and team. The post holder will proactively identify sources of funding and support the development of the research landscape in the Institute. The post holder will ideally have experience of developing and supporting research applications from a wide variety of funders including UKRI and the European Commission.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working alongside the Head of Research Management and Facilitation to proactively identify funding opportunities for researchers across the Turing network.
  • Providing a main contact point for researchers applying for internal and external funding applications.
  • Providing end-to-end support for grant applications, including both pre-award and some post-award administration.
  • Reviewing internal grant application guidelines on behalf of the Institute.
  • Tracking all funding applications using internal award system.
  • Work with researchers to develop applications into external funding applications.
  • Working across the Business, Partnerships and Research Engineering teams to follow up on opportunities.
  • Working across the Turing university network to develop collaborative funding proposals, ensuring Turing participation.
  • Assess grant applications against funder criteria and ensure timely submission, working across partner university sign-off procedures.
  • Develop relationships with researchers across the Institute’s network.
  • Develop relationships with external funding bodies as needed.
  • Contribute to the writing and or editing of grant applications.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate the following:


  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • Working knowledge of the UK and international research funding landscape, including some knowledge of European funding schemes
  • Some experience of grant submissions systems e.g. EU portal, Flexigrant and Je-S.
  • Experience of pre and post-award grant administration, including research costing systems.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and flexibility to manage competing demands.
  • Good organisational skills combined with a strong attention to detail.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Pro-active and agile approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to identify opportunities; and positive approach to pursing opportunities and working with others in a frequently changing environment


  • Knowledge of funder reporting mechanisms e.g. Research Fish.
  • Experience of research project management
  • Experience of providing grant writing support.

How to Apply

For a full JD please visit our website. If you consider that you meet the criteria set out in the person specification and would like to apply for the role, please email your CV and cover letter to  

Closing date: 31st August 2018

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