I lived to tell the tale! Experiences of developing major research bids

This is Part 10 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all posts This Blog is the final installment of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids. Last week we looked at the outline proposal and funder interview stages of the major research bids application process, specifically …

How to tackle the outline and interview stages of major research bids

This is Part 9 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts Last week Dr Anne-Sofie Laegran set out her 5 top tips for embedding impact into your major research bid. Blog 8 | 5 tips for embedding impact into your major research bid – how your …

5 tips for embedding impact into your major research bid – how your research can make a difference in the world

This is Part 8 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts Last week we heard from Dr Louise Ker who described the benefits of cultivating a positive research culture, explained what funders are looking for, and offered her 5 factors for success when building good research …

Research cultures for major bid success

This is Part 7 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts This Blog is the seventh of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids. Last week we considered the importance of crafting a strong narrative for your major research bid, examined the core features …

Narrative CVs for Research and Innovation

In this blog post Charis Wilson, Senior Research Funding Specialist, shares information and resources about the Narrative CV format for research grant applications. You may have seen references to Narrative CVs or R4RI (Resumes for Research and Innovation) in recent months and wondered what these are and what the implications …

Crafting a strong narrative for your major research bid

This is Part 6 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts This Blog is the sixth of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids. Last week we discussed the importance of a well-planned project budget, and looked at ways to optimise funding for your …

5 ways to optimise funding for your major research bid

This is Part 5 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts This Blog is the fifth of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids. Last week we explored the strategic elements of your major research bid, the key questions you’ll need to address, and …

5 strategic elements to consider when developing your major research bid

This is Part 4 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts This Blog is the fourth of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids. Last week we focused on the importance of having a clear research vision and its many purposes, tools to help …

New British Council funding for educational partnerships announced

Conor Snowden, Strategic Research Executive (International Development), highlights a new series of British Council educational partnership grants and the resources available to support your application. For nearly 90 years, the British Council, the UKs international agency for cultural relations, has developed and funded educational partnerships between the UK and other …

Crafting a compelling vision for your major research bid  

This is Part 3 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts This Blog is the third of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids.   Last week we considered 5 essential factors for developing a winning major research bid, while also gaining key insights …

Including the University of Edinburgh in Horizon Europe Multi-beneficiary Proposals

In this post, Natasha Curley, Senior Research Funding Specialist, discusses the UK’s pending ‘association’ to Horizon Europe and provides guidance on continuing to apply for Horizon Europe funding. As part of the existing Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and the EU, the UK has announced that it will …

5 factors for developing a winning major research bid

This is Part 2 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts   This Blog is the second of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids.   Last week, we looked what major research bids are, whether they are the right next step for you, and …

The UK Young Academy launches – call for membership

In this blog post, Rosie Maccagnano, UK Research Funding Manager in Edinburgh Research Office and Nicola Cuthbert, Research Development Manager at Institute for Academic Development, highlight the newly launched UK Young Academy initiative and what to do if you are interested in applying for membership. The UK Young Academy: launch …

Developing major research bids: A new 10 part blog series

This is Part 1 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts   Are you looking to address a significant research challenge of global importance? Ready to pursue an ambitious programme of transformative research? Wanting to build capacity at scale in a new or evolving research …

Moving on to building impact into your research

In this post, Dr Shonagh McEwan – Knowledge Exchange and Impact Advisor, CAHSS – shares learning from a recent event about how you can build impact into your research.  This is the second of two blog posts on Knowledge Exchange and Impact. Please refer to the first blog post if …

All this talk about impact

Today, Dr Shonagh McEwan, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Advisor, CAHSS – shares learning from a recent event on ‘Impact Basics’. The event was aimed at researchers to help them find out more about ‘what is impact’ and how to develop impact from their research. This is the first of two …

Insights from the Royal Academy of Engineering ARMA Study Tour 2022: Funding programmes and opportunities

In this post, Abigail Steed, Research Funding Specialist in Edinburgh Research Office, shares insights from the latest Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) ARMA study tour event, highlights current RAE funding programmes and opportunities and the RAE access mentoring scheme for applicants from underrepresented groups. ARMA’s latest online study tour was …

Findings from UKRI’s Tackling climate change report

In this post, Jonathan Rans, Strategic Research Executive, summarises UKRI’s ‘Tackling Climate Change’ report and discusses opportunities for sharing lessons both from global responses to Covid-19 and between global regions affected by climate change. On the 16 March, UKRI published its report ‘Tackling climate change: Adaptation and Resilience Opportunities.’ View …

Developing your Leadership as a Researcher

In this post, Jo Hunter from 64 Million Artists, shares information about an online course for researchers to support them in focusing on their research and priorities following a time of disruption for all. In the last two years, researchers faced considerable disruption to their research and ways of working.  …

Describing Research Centres for Funding Applications

In this post Jonathan Rans, Strategic Research Executive in Edinburgh Research Office, introduces a new resource designed to help academics developing funding bids for research centres describe their structure and function. Space is always at a premium when developing a research funding bid and the more complex the subject the …

Research Impact. What? So What? Now What?

In this post Taryn Murray, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Coordinator in Edinburgh Research Office, breaks down the meaning of Research Impact in relation to the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account and provides tips on designing your impact project. What? What do we mean by research impact? In essence, it is about …

Update on the UKRI Je-S Replacement – The Funding Service

In this post, Jenny Loukes, Senior Research Funding Specialist shares insights from recent UKRI events about the replacement of the Je-S research funding application portal with The UKRI Funding Service. About The Funding Service The Funding Service (TFS) is a user focused grant service replacing the current Je-S application portal …

Due Diligence with Overseas Research Partners

In this post, Rosie Maccagnano, UK Research Funding Manager in Edinburgh Research Office shares our guidance on Due Diligence with Overseas Research Partners and highlights the support available from the University. A number of funders, including UKRI, require research organisations that are involved in partnering with overseas organisations to have …

Facilitating Digital Research: The 2022 Lunchtime Webinar Series

In this guest post, Eleni Kotoula, Lead Digital Research Services Facilitator in Digital Research Services, highlights an upcoming webinar series for University of Edinburgh colleagues about the digital research tools, support and services available to boost your digital research skills development. You are invited to join a monthly webinar series …

Training resources for planning your research and developing a research strategy

In this post Al Innes, Research Development Officer, highlights our learning and development resources designed to help you plan your research and develop your research strategy. ​​​​​​​Researcher Development for Research Funding is a learning and development hub, designed to give you the skills you need to write competitive and ultimately …

Applying for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

In this blog post, Charis Wilson, Senior Research Funding Specialist shares insights from our recent information event about the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships. The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme receives around 700 applications nationally each year. At the University of Edinburgh, 72 researchers have won these prestigious fellowships in the …

MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships: A great opportunity for a fully funded fellowship

In this post Eirini Theofanidou, Proposal Development Executive (EU & International), highlights the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions- Postdoctoral Fellowships, and the support provided by Edinburgh Research Office for applicants. Overview of the scheme MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships support early career researchers moving to the UK to work on cutting-edge research projects that will …

Research Staff Hub

In this post Alex Peden, Senior Research Strategy Manager at the Usher Institute, shares details of a new Research Staff Hub website developed while on secondment to the Institute for Academic Development. During a six month secondment to the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) a Research Staff Hub website was …

Insights from an EPSRC Impact Workshop

In this post, Rosie Maccagnano, UK Research Funding Manager, shares key insights and resources from a recent EPSRC workshop about research impact.  The EPSRC team recently paid a virtual visit to Scotland East to deliver a workshop on research impact, in partnership with the University’s Edinburgh Research Office, St Andrews …