Knowing your funders
CTRIVE® 3.0 Competence development
This workshop can improve researchers’ understanding of the national and international funding landscape, demonstrating the diverse objectives of different funders, and helping researchers to identify the funders most relevant to their work. Not all funders have the same expectations. Understanding whether a funder prioritises basic or applied research,the extent to which they judge the personal merits of the applicant, and whether they expect projects to address societal challenges or demonstrate innovation, are all crucial considerations in developing an effective funding strategy. Key objectives are not always obvious in funders’call texts – a deeper, long-term understanding of funders’ interests and drivers is necessary for success.
• Different types of funder: public and private; challenge-driven and excellencedriven; innovation- and/or research-driven.
• Varieties of funding: project, networking, travel for research, publishing and dissemination etc.
• Identifying and understanding funders’ wider aims.
• Reading call texts. Key language and what it means.
• Developing a funding strategy and planning ahead. What type of funding is most appropriate for your career stage? How can you build a portfolio to make you competitive in higher tier funding competitions?
Contact the Grants and Innovation Office for more information: email@example.com