Monthly Archives: July 2011

From Research Whisperer: Research Grant Applications 101

Just a quick post to highlight an excellent article by Tseen Khoo over at Research Whisperer containing some invaluable advice for anyone applying for research funding.  Although it’s written in the context of the Australian funding environment, it’s all highly … Continue reading

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“It’s a bad review, we got a bad review …oh lord”

A healthy portion of food for thought has been served up by the publication of a RAND Europe report into alternatives to peer review for research project funding.  Peer review is something that I – as an alleged research funding … Continue reading

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ESRC Centres and Large Grants competition

The ESRC Centres and Large Grants competition was launched earlier this week. We already knew a few things – that the full call would be out sometime this month, that it would have some steer towards some version of the … Continue reading

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ESRC UK Tour 2011

The ESRC have published the slides from presentations given at a number of regional events over the last few months. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the East Midlands event hosted at the University of Leicester.  Although … Continue reading

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Mind your PQQs…

One of the things I do on a semi-regular basis in the search for research funding for colleagues is look at public sector tenders for possible opportunities.  The vast majority aren’t relevant for my purposes – I’m sure that tender … Continue reading

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ESRC Future Research Leaders call announced

The ESRC has recently launched their long-awaited Future Research Leaders scheme, and it’s a mixture of good news and not so good news. The good news first – that there’s a scheme at all, and that there’s funding at all.  … Continue reading

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