Monthly Archives: February 2012

Coping with rejection: What to do if your grant application is unsuccessful. Part 2: Next Steps

In the first part of this series, I argued that it’s important not to misunderstand or misinterpret the reasons for a grant application being unsuccessful.  In the comments, Jo VanEvery shared a phrase that she’s heard from a senior figure … Continue reading

Posted in Application advice, ESRC, Funding, Funding Policy, University culture | 5 Comments

A partial, qualified, cautious defence of the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

There’s been a constant stream of negative articles about the Research Excellence Framework (for non-UK readers, this is the “system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions”) over the last few months, and two more have … Continue reading

Posted in Funding, Research Costs, Research Impact, University culture | 6 Comments