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Applying for a research grant can be a long and painful process and there are no guarantees it will end in success. The useful tips shared in our funding modules could prove just the boost you need to secure financial support.

You will learn how (and why) you should critically assess your research idea. We then walk you through points to consider when locating the right funding opportunity to match it. You will hear about some of the common mistakes researchers make when filling in their applications and how your network can help. And, we explain the power of metrics (particularly altmetrics) in helping funders picture your future potential.

Total Time
2+ hours
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  • English

What you will learn

  • Advice from experts on funding
  • Guidance on writing a great application
  • An introduction to metrics
3 modules
1.1 h

How to secure funding - ECR edition

The first step to funding your research or getting the dream fellowship is writing the perfect application.
1 h

Funding Hacks for Researchers

Top tips from the people who really understand what it takes to write a successful grant application.
40 m

Successful research grant applications – getting it right

Our useful step by step guide to preparing a grant application can help you tick all the boxes first time.