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Committee and contacts

Committee Membership 2021-22
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 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 external members who have connections to the founders of the Lord Rootes Fund:
  • Richard Avery
  • Scott Glover
  • Kevin Kiernan
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 2021-22
  • March 2022 – weekly information sessions (online and face-to-face) (exact dates TBC)
  • Monday 2nd May (23:59) 2022 – Deadline for applications
  • Week beginning 9th May 2022 - Committee meeting to consider applications and project reports from the previous year
  • Week beginning 16th May 2022 - Applicant interviews
  • Week beginning 23rd May 2022 - Committee meeting to consider recommendations of interview pane

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.