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Committee and contacts

Committee Membership 2020-21
For advice on any aspect of the Fund, including project ideas, applications, budgets etc, you can contact the Secretary to the Lord Rootes Fund Committee or any internal member of the Committee:
Name Department Contact details
David Plumb (Chair) Innovation Group david dot plumb at warwick dot ac dot uk
Dr Jonathan Cave Economics j dot a dot k dot cave at warwick dot ac dot uk

Professor Sarah Richardson

History sarah dot richardson at warwick dot ac dot uk
Professor Ian Tuersley WMG ian dot tuersley at warwick dot ac dot uk

Dr Bo Kelestyn

Chemistry Bo dot Kelestyn at warwick dot ac dot uk

Rachel Davis

Warwick Enterprise r dot m dot davis at warwick dot ac dot uk


Students' Union TBC
The Committee also includes four external members who have connections to the founders of the Lord Rootes Fund:
  • Richard Avery
  • Scott Glover
  • Kevin Kiernan
  • Michael Webb
Committee Terms of Reference

The Committee reports to the Trustees of the University of Warwick Foundation. The Committee's terms of reference are:

  • to consider applications and grant awards in support of the Purposes of the LRF;
  • to promote and encourage applications to the LRF and draft notices for awards;
  • to draft regulations governing eligibility for awards, the application process and the conditions upon which awards are granted.
Key Dates 2020-21
  • Monday 25th January 2021 – Applications open
  • Wednesday 10th March 2021 – Lord Rootes Fund digital webinar (open to all students)
  • Wednesday 31st March (23:59) 2021 – Deadline for applications
  • Tuesday 20th April 2021 - Committee meeting to consider applications and project reports from the previous year
  • Week beginning 26th April 2021 - Applicant interviews
  • Thursday 6th May 2021 - Committee meeting to consider recommendations of interview panel

Minutes of Committee meetings routinely refer to individual named students and are therefore not published online. Requests for copies of minutes will be considered by the Chair and Secretary.