SOAS University of London

Research Office

Support for SOAS academic staff

The Research Office supports externally funded research activity at SOAS. You can find the Research Office on the first floor of the Main Building in Room(s) R101/109. We support researchers 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 (RDO) for your department at least six weeks in advance of the submission deadline.

For general queries, contact us on research@soas.ac.uk.

Department
RDO
Post-award Liaison

Interdisciplinary Studies

Simon Vitting

Farhana Begum

Development Studies

Simon Vitting

Maureen Green

Economics

Simon Vitting

Maureen Green

Financial & Management Studies

Simon Vitting

Sadeep Rai

Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Peter Niven

Maureen Green

East Asian Languages & Cultures

Peter Niven

Sadeep Rai

Politics & International Studies

Peter Niven

Farhana Begum

China Institute

Simon Vitting

Farhana Begum

South Asia Institute

Peter Niven

Maureen Green

Anthropology & Sociology

Andrew Parsons

Farhana Begum

History, Religions & Philosophies

Andrew Parsons

Farhana Begum

School of Arts

Andrew Parsons

Sadeep Rai

School of Law

Andrew Parsons

Farhana Begum

All Departments

Research Development Manager

Sonja Weirauch

Research Funding Officer

Romina Istratii

Contract Managers
reocontracts@soas.ac.uk 

Michelle Wuisan
Inessa Hadjivayanis

Impact Officers
impact@soas.ac.uk 

Simon Bralee
Mukta Das