Grants and Research Funding

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The Oxford University Research Services Office (RSO) is based in the University Offices, Wellington Square (with a satellite office in the Medical School Offices, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital). The RSO is part of the Finance Division of the University's central administration.

The office processes and approves all applications to outside bodies for research grants and approves research-related agreements on behalf of the University. It also acts in an advisory capacity for those seeking outside funding or requiring information about specific initiatives (e.g. LINK, ROPA, Teaching Company schemes, EU research programmes, etc.).

The RSO produces a weekly bulletin on funding opportunities, electronic Research and Industry News (eRIN), which is available to members of the University via the World Wide Web at:

Research contracts with industry are negotiated through the RSO, which also deals, inter alia, with various intellectual property matters, including other research-related agreements covering clinical trials and services, services to industry, confidentiality issues, material transfer and consultancy. Contact details for members of the RSO, from whom advice may be sought are as follows:

Ms Catherine Quinn, Director

(telephone: (2)70158, e-mail:;

Mr Pierre-Manuel Espinasse, Research Grants and European Liaison Officer (telephone: (2)70043, e-mail:;

Dr Michael Halsey, Assistant Registrar - Senior Contracts Officer

(telephone: (2)70011, e-mail:;

Dr Richard Liwicki, Assistant Registrar, John Radcliffe Hospital satellite office

(telephone: 553 22604, e-mail:;

Ms Kathryn Dally, Administrative Officer

(telephone: (2)80319, e-mail:;

Ms Grace Garland, Administrative Officer

(telephone: (2)80666, e-mail:;

Ms Linda Jones, Administrative Officer

(telephone: 553 22131, e-mail: Enquiries relating to day-to-day processing of research grant applications should be addressed to the RSO's Research Grants Office, Room 330, the University Offices (telephone: (2)70146), or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the RSO satellite office, the Medical School Offices, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington (telephone: 553 22544).

General enquiries may be addressed, in the first instance, to Mrs Jane Taylor (telephone: (2)70143), who will be pleased to direct calls to the appropriate member of staff.

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