As I have a full time role at the University of Nottingham I have limited availability for consultancy and training work (there’s only so much of my annual leave I want to sell) but I would be very interested in discussing ideas and options, especially for work with institutions that may not have their own research development staff with social science specialism.
I have a training session I’ve delivered for two other UK institutions on ‘Grant Getting Tips and Strategies’ which is suitable for all levels of prior experience at grant getting, but is particularly suitable for those just starting out. This session looks at overall strategies and approaches as well as the nuts and bolts of writing a single application. The session is designed to be about an hour including time for questions, but is customisable. I’ve also provided some ‘workshop’ services related to opportunity identification and the development of research ideas. I’ve written a blogpost about my experience of delivering a keynote talk as part of a Funding Friday event at the University of Turku in Finland.
I’ve also delivered a session on ‘What to do next if your research grant is unsuccessful’ for the BBSRC-funded UK Animal Welfare Research Network which I would be happy to tailor to other audiences. I’ve given a talk at a Open Forum event on REF preparations, and am due to speak at another later in 2019. I write regularly for the Funding Insight offering from Research Professional, and abbreviated versions sometimes appear on the main site.
Through my work as former ARMA SIG Chair for Research Development I have facilitated training and development sessions for research development staff.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if I might be able to help you or your institution.