The Research Office

Research grants & awards

The Research Office provides a range of services to support colleagues seeking to secure research grants:

  • Information about research opportunities
  • Advice on grant application processes
  • Advice on costing and resources
  • Contracts and memoranda of understanding
  • Collaborative agreements
  • Bid preparation

All applications for bids & awards are submitted to the Research Office for advice & approval.


Contact the Research Office

The Research Office is responsible for facilitating research activity within the University. We are the central point of communication for PGR studies, provide advice on research funding and are working with our academics to build our research environment.

General research enquiries:

Twitter: @Marjon_Research



Research subscriptions

As part of our research environment, the Research Office at Plymouth Marjon University maintains subscriptions to the following:

Research Professional



GuildHE Crest

VV Impact Tracker

UK Council for Graduate Education

University of East Anglia PhD Online training series


Staff should contact the Research Office for further information around these subscriptions and any queries with your log-ins (through your institutional emails).

Preparing for REF 2021

The Research Office is coordinating the University‚Äôs REF submission in 2021, and will provide updates to colleagues throughout the process. Both open access and open data are mandatory and strongly encouraged respectively by the REF and many funding bodies.

Further information can be found within the Research Excellence page.

All things PhD

The Research Office has been extensively involved with the PhD partnership agreement between Plymouth Marjon University and the University of Chichester. It manages PhD student activities, including responding to enquiries from prospective students, processing registrations, changes to status, upgrades, examinations and other administration. 

Our postgraduate research page provides information for potential and current postgradute research students.

Postgraduate Research

Knowledge exchange

The University is committed to developing its engagement with regional and national enterprise. The Research Office is the University's instrument to achieve this through building relationships with business to encourage partnerships and growth through knowledge exchange.