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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Research Strategy Committee


Research Strategy Committee


The Research Strategy Committee (RSC) is a standing committee of the MMLL Faculty Board which deals with all aspects of research in the Faculty. One of its main functions is to assist with and coordinate applications for research funding. The majority of research grant applications from the Faculty must be submitted through the Research Operations Office (ROO) of the University. 


All applications must be submitted to the RSC via the Research Administrator (, accompanied by the cover sheet and a draft of your application.


All applications must meet both internal and external deadlines for submission, or risk not being approved. The deadlines are as follows:

  • External funder deadline (where relevant): see relevant funder webpages.
  • Internal ROO deadline: 2-7 days before the funder deadline (see ROO submission website for information).
  • Internal RSC (MMLL) deadline: up to 7 working days before ROO deadline (see below).


Applications under £60k must be forwarded to the RSC (via the Research Administrator), with approval of the relevant Director of Section, for information.

Applications between £60k and £1m require formal approval by the Chair of RSC in consultation with relevant members of the committee. Applicants must contact the Research Administrator at least six weeks before the funding body's submission deadline. The full application must be submitted to the RSC at least five days before the ROO deadline.

Applications of £1m and over require formal approval by the full RSC. Applicants must contact the Research Administrator at least six weeks before the funding body's submission deadline. The full application must be submitted to the RSC at least seven days before the ROO deadline.


Any queries on grant funding should be addressed to the Research Administrator.


Committee Members 2020/21

  • Professor Rodrigo Cacho: Director of Research (Chair)
  • Professor Robert Gordon: Co-Chair of the Faculty Board (ex officio, also represents the Italian Section)
  • Dr Elizabeth Rowe: Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic
  • Dr Martin Crowley: French 
  • Professor Andrew Webber: German 
  • Professor Emma Widdis: Slavonic Studies 
  • Dr Ioanna Sitaridou: Spanish and Portuguese
  • Professor Ian Roberts: Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
  • Professor Nick Hammond: Chair of the REF UoA Committee
  • Rachel Plunkett: Faculty Manager (in attendance)
  • Sarah Stanbridge: Research Administrator (Secretary) (maternity cover for Dr Anna Frohnwieser)

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