SOAS University of London

Research Office

Support for SOAS academic staff

The Research Office supports externally funded research activity at SOAS by:

  • disseminating information about research funding opportunities
  • giving support to academic staff making external research grant applications
  • costing projects and advising on funders’ terms and conditions
  • managing the funds of awarded grants
  • servicing the School’s Research Committee
  • administering the School’s research ethics policies and procedures
  • co-ordinating the School’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

All applications for external research funding must be submitted through the Research Office. Please see our How do I apply? page for more information.

If you are considering making an application please contact the Research Development Officer for your department at least six weeks in advance of the submission deadline.

Research Development Officer - Languages, Cultures & Linguistics; East Asian Languages & Cultures; Politics & International Studies; South Asia Institute and China Institute

Peter Niven
020 7898 4118

Research Development Officer - School of Arts; Anthropology & Sociology; History, Religions & Philosophy; Law

Andrew Parsons
020 7898 4659

Research Development Officer - Interdisciplinary Studies; Development Studies; Economics and Financial & Management Studies

Simon Vitting
020 7898 4429

Research Development Manager

Sonja Weirauch
020 7898 4529

Research Funding Officer

Romina Istratii
020 7898 5147 

Impact Officer

Silvia Guizzardi
020 7898 4714 

Research Communications and Impact Officer – REF

Simon Bralee
020 7898 4579 

Contracts Managers

Inessa Hadjivayanis
020 7898 4052

Michelle Wuisan
020 7898 4834

The Research Office team can be found on the first floor of the Main Building in Room(s) R101/109.