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Presentation made at Edinburgh Napier University Faculty of Engineering, Computing, and Creative Industries (FECCI) Research Conference, Tuesday 16 May 2014

Presentation made at Edinburgh Napier University Faculty of Engineering, Computing, and Creative Industries (FECCI) Research Conference, Tuesday 16 May 2014

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  • 1. FECCI Research Conference #FECCI13 16 May 2014 Research panel Funding beyond PhD Chaired by Professor Hazel Hall h.hall@napier.ac.uk http://hazelhall.org @hazelh
  • 2. http://hazelhall.org/about
  • 3. Session format 1. Newly qualified researchers and the funding context  Where to apply for funding, to include:  Research councils  Other bodies 2. Four real-life perspectives  How our speakers won funding following the completion of their PhDs 3. Writing grant applications  Where to access support
  • 4. RESEARCH COUNCILS
  • 5. http://www.rcuk.ac.uk
  • 6. http://www.rcuk.ac.uk
  • 7. http://www.ahrc.ac.uk http://www.esrc.ac.uk http://www.epsrc.ac.uk
  • 8. http://www.ahrc.ac.uk
  • 9. http://www.ahrc.ac.uk
  • 10. http://www.epsrc.ac.uk
  • 11. http://www.esrc.ac.uk
  • 12. OTHER BODIES These are just some examples…
  • 13. http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk
  • 14. http://www.jrf.org.uk
  • 15. http://www.britac.ac.uk
  • 16. http://www.raeng.org.uk
  • 17. http://www.carnegie-trust.org.uk
  • 18. http://www.royalsoced.org.uk
  • 19. The importance of networks 1. To learn about opportunities  From known colleagues who work in the same domain as you  At Edinburgh Napier  Beyond Edinburgh Napier  From elsewhere  Social media: e.g. follow research councils on Twitter, relevant blogs  Mailings lists, e.g. JISC  Participation at external events, from networking sessions to international conferences 2. To develop ideas in readiness for opportunities  e.g. possible research partnerships  e.g. potential sites for data collection
  • 20. When you decide to make an application 1. Check your eligibility carefully  You may not be eligible/super-eligible 2. Treat writing the application as a mini-project in itself  To write a good proposal takes time 3. Enlist help with drafting the application  From others who have won grants from/have connections with the body in question  From the University research support staff  For research council grants in particular  From peer review college members  From those who have review panel experience  From those who serve on research council committees
  • 21. Review panel members
  • 22. REAL-LIFE PERSPECTIVES