Past Events

ECRN Research Roundtable: Funding

ECRN Events – Gareth Clayton, Charlotte Ribeyrol, Jo Vine

  • 6 February 2023
  • 5:00 – 6:30 pm
  • Online

The processes and policies that underpin the dissemination of research funding may seem mysterious, but by drawing on the expertise of colleagues whose perspectives cover the three main areas of research grant management, this roundtable will help you to better understand the landscape of research funding in the UK and beyond.

We are bringing together Dr Charlotte Ribeyrol (Associate Professor, Sorbonne University), Dr Jo Vine (Head of Research & Impact, Fitzwilliam Museum) and Gareth Clayton (Grants and Fellowships Manager, Paul Mellon Centre) to represent the perspectives of the applicant, facilitator and funder. They will each present on their experiences of research funding before opening up the audience for a Q&A session.

About the speakers

  • Face of Gareth Clayton

    Gareth Clayton is Grants and Fellowships Manager at Paul Mellon Centre, where he is responsible for managing the administration of all grant- and fellowship-related activities, including advising potential applicants, assessing submitted proposals, managing relationships with existing grantees, promoting future funding opportunities and reporting on the impact that the grants have had. Gareth previously held the role of Grants Manager at John Ellerman Foundation, which focused on programmatic grant making under the performing arts, environment and social action. Before joining John Ellerman, Gareth worked as Programmes Manager at UK Community Foundations and as Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at the educational charity, SHINE Trust. Gareth has an MA in Art History from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Head and shoulders portrait of Charlotte Ribeyrol

    Charlotte Ribeyrol is Professor of English Literature at the Sorbonne in Paris and a Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Her main field of research is Victorian Hellenism and the reception of the colours of the past in nineteenth-century painting and literature. Her first book entitled Etrangeté, passion, couleur, L’hellénisme de Swinburne, Pater et Symonds was published in 2013. In 2014–2016 she co-directed a major interdisciplinary project on chromatic materiality (POLYRE) with chemists and archaeologists, which led to the publication of a collection of essays entitled The Colours of the Past in Victorian England (Peter Lang, Oxford, 2016). Following her Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship at Trinity College, Oxford (2016–2018), she was awarded an ERC consolidator grant for her project CHROMOTOPE (2019–2024) which explores the nineteenth-century “chromatic turn”. Her forthcoming monograph on Victorian architect and chromophile William Burges entitled William Burges’s Great Bookcase (1859–62) and the Victorian Colour Revolution will be published by Yale University Press in June 2023.

  • Head and shoulders portrait of Jo Vine in front of bookshelves

    Jo Vine is Head of Research & Impact at the Fitzwilliam Museum (University of Cambridge). After completing a PhD on the use of stage props on the Shakespearean stage, Jo moved into research support. She worked at Anglia Ruskin University as a research grant applications administrator and then moved into project management and bid writing. Jo is a passionate believer in supporting all researchers to make the most of opportunities afforded by research funding by demystifying the processes.