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.
- Advice from experts on funding
- Guidance on writing a great application
- An introduction to metrics
How to secure funding - ECR editionThe first step to funding your research or getting the dream fellowship is writing the perfect application.
Funding Hacks for ResearchersTop tips from the people who really understand what it takes to write a successful grant application.
Successful research grant applications – getting it rightOur useful step by step guide to preparing a grant application can help you tick all the boxes first time.
Research requires extensive knowledge on how to improve and making use of certain opportunities that might arise.
This module explains all about research design, so you are more prepared with several tools and steps on how to advance your research evaluation strategies, as well as recognizing and optimizing your actions in regard to research gaps.
- Identifying research gaps
- Advancing research evaluation strategies
How to enhance your chances of serendipitous research discoveryOne should always look for ways to advance research evaluation strategies in all fields of knowledge production. Serendipitous research could prepare you for this.
How to identify research gapsResearching is an ongoing task, as it requires you to think of something nobody else has thought of before. This is where the research gap comes into play.
Research data management
It’s an increasingly common condition of funding that the data associated with your work should be made available, accessible, discoverable, and usable.
Our series of data management modules contain all the information you need to help you comply with these requirements. You will also discover how sharing research data can help with reproducibility issues and provide your peers with existing work to build on.
The modules explain the solutions already in place to support you in sharing, and explore how you can cite data and why that can benefit your career. You will also be introduced to data management plans and receive advice on building an effective one.
- Why data sharing is so important
- An introduction to data management plans
- Information about the sharing solutions on offer
Make your data findable- It's Not FAIR! Improving Data Publishing Practices in ResearchFindable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable - The FAIR Data Principles. Likely you’ve heard about FAIR, but do you know how it can support you and your own research?
Make your data accessible -It's Not FAIR! Improving Data Publishing Practices in ResearchFindable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable - The FAIR Data Principles. Likely you’ve heard about FAIR, but do you know how it can support you and your own research?
Make your data interoperable - It's Not FAIR! Improving Data Publishing Practices in ResearchFindable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable - The FAIR Data Principles. Likely you’ve heard about FAIR, but do you know how it can support you and your own research?
Make your data reusable - It's Not FAIR! Improving Data Publishing Practices in ResearchFindable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable - The FAIR Data Principles. Likely you’ve heard about FAIR, but do you know how it can support you and your own research?
How to conduct evidence-based researchIt’s natural to think that all research is evidence based given the long citation lists that research papers come with.
How to manage and publish your research dataThe need for sharing data today expands beyond its purpose of promoting transparency and reproducibility.
How researchers store, share and use dataDiscover the advantages of data sharing and how you can contribute to improving research reproducibility.
Creating a good research data management planFind out why you need a data management plan and what it takes to write an effective one.
How researchers benefit from citing dataAn in-depth look at citing data and how it can help you build your reputation as a researcher.
Research collaborations are becoming increasingly common. Several research grants and career advancement opportunities are directly linked to research collaboration.
Collaborations in research come in many forms, including co-authorship, research network building, joint research, and research partnerships. Early career researchers, in particular, stand to gain a lot from collaborations, either by getting involved in existing research groups, or by looking for collaborators whose skills are complementary to theirs. In these modules, you will learn how (and why) to collaborate with industry, how international collaborations work, and how to create a sustain research collaborations over time.
- Advice on how collaborate with industry
- Guidance on making research collaborations work
- An introduction to the importance of collaborations
How to produce highly visible research: Useful tips for researchersWhile research is the central part of a researcher’s life, producing high-impact work by engaging in multidisciplinary and collaborative research is an added demand to the already substantial workl
The key to successful academic collaborationsAcademic collaborations with researchers from varying backgrounds can act as a conduit to innovative ideas and solutions.
Making academia–industry collaborations workCollaborations with industry partners on specialized projects are becoming commonplace. Learn how to avoid the main pitfalls.
Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) Guidelines
Have you considered the importance of sex and gender in your research and how not incorporating it or using terminology incorrectly might influence your research results? Researcher Academy and GENDRO are proud to present this certified course on the Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) Guidelines, developed in partnership with EASE.
The course has been specifically designed to offer guidance on the SAGER Guidelines and recommendations on its implementation by journals, publishers and research organizations – or anyone that would like additional training to make research more gender sensitive and inclusive.
Our comprehensive course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to implement the SAGER Guidelines in your research and publications. By taking the SAGER course, you will learn about the distinction between sex and gender, and intersectionality, and we will walk you through the SAGER Guidelines recommendations, and the author/editor checklist. You will also hear about the development of the SAGER Guidelines and examples of their implementation in various disciplines and organizations.
By the end of the course, you will have a deeper understanding of the importance of sex and gender in research, the application of the SAGER guidelines and advice on how to incorporate these into your work. You will receive a certification after successful completion of the course.
- Insights from experts on why sex and gender matter in research
- What are the SAGER Guidelines?
- SAGER Guidelines recommendations, checklist, and implementation