The University has a subscription to Research Professional, which is the leading database of research funding opportunities. We have recently extended our subscription to include a new service they are planning to launch, ‘Funding Insight’. This will provide some ‘value added’ information for applicants, such as:
- Details from the Research Councils, Wellcome and Leverhulme on previous award winners for specific schemes. This will help you to see whether a particular scheme is right for you;
- News about scheme changes, analysis of funding trends and interviews with programme managers, so that you can be ahead of the curve for what’s on the horizon.
- ‘Know how’ from a range of experienced investigators, officers and managers about putting together a successful bid.
- Four separate disciplinary ‘channels’, which will gather relevant information, statistics and analysis into one place for your area.
The new service will start on 10 April. Shortly after, they are offering ‘webinars’ to talk you through the new site. I would encourage you to take part in order to make the most of this potentially very valuable service. The dates are below; click on any to sign up.