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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Resources for Interdisciplinary Researchers

Jonathan Rans, Strategic Research Executive, writes about our new online resources supporting interdisciplinary research which are now available through the Edinburgh Research Office Insights and Intelligence SharePoint site. Your research interests may lie in expanding the boundaries of your own discipline. You may be inspired by exploring the impact that …

New event – Unpicking the problem: clarifying intended outcomes and impact in global health research

In this blog, Isobel Marr, International Development Research Officer, highlights our upcoming event to support researchers interested in applying to the MRC’s Applied global health research: improve health in LMICs, or other future global health calls. The third round of the MRC’s Applied global health research: improve health in LMICs …

Applying for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

In today’s blog, Charis Wilson, Senior Research Funding Specialist shares insights from our recent information event about the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships. *You can read our 2021 blog post on applying for a Leverhulme Early Career fellowship here. The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme receives around 700 applications nationally each …

Global Impact Accelerator Launched

In today’s blog, Isobel Marr, International Development Research Officer, shares details of our annual fund to accelerate the development impact of externally-funded ODA projects and an upcoming information event for researchers interested in the call. About the fund Recognising the pathway to impact takes time and often extends beyond the …

The GCRF Gender Equality Statement – 18 months on

In today’s blog, Isobel Marr, International Development Research Project Officer, shares what her team have learnt about gender and ODA research since the introduction of UKRI’s requirement for Gender Equality Statements, and offers advice on how researchers can respond positively. In 2019, UKRI announced that a Gender Equality Statement would …

John Templeton Foundation funding – award holder perspective

In today’s blog, Boz Czarnecki, Proposal Development Executive at Edinburgh Research Office, talks to Dr Sarah Lane Ritchie and Professor Mark Harris about their recent project funded by the John Templeton Foundation (JTF) and their experience of applying to this funder. Sarah Lane Ritchie and Mark Harris investigate some of …

New ethics toolkit for Global Challenges Research

Today’s blog is a guest post by Dr Clara Calia, Deputy Director of Research Ethics & Integrity in the School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, and introduces a new ethics toolkit for Global Challenges Research. Working with more than 200 researchers from around the world, my team …

The MSCA Individual Fellowship – award holder perspective

In today’s blog, Eirini Theofanidou, Proposal Development Executive (EU & International) talks to a researcher and her supervisor about the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship. We hear about her motivation for applying, the benefits the fellowship has brought both researcher and supervisor, and the support they received from Edinburgh Research …

Integrating Gender Equality in Development Projects – A Practitioner’s View

Today’s blog is a guest post from Loise Maina, Global Gender Advisor at the international NGO Practical Action, and highlights the ways science and technology-based GCRF projects can consider gender equality in their design. GCRF, and other ODA projects, are required by law through the International Development (Gender Equality) Act …

Postdoctoral EC-funded fellowship opportunity

In today’s blog, Dr Eirini Theofanidou, Proposal Development Executive, highlights the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowship, and the support provided by Edinburgh Research Office for applicants, including our information event on the 11 June. Did you know you can attract postdoctoral researchers with outstanding potential from around the world …

New knowledge exchange case studies resource

In today’s blog, we highlight our new knowledge exchange case studies resource; a bank of real-life case studies showcasing how some of our researchers have successfully incorporated knowledge exchange activities within their research projects. Edinburgh Research Office’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team have developed knowledge exchange (KE) case studies which …

Funder profile: The Nuffield Foundation

In this blog, Al Innes, Research Development Officer, shares learning and discussion points from our recent Nuffield Foundation Information event. Getting to know the Nuffield Foundation The session opened with an overview of the ‘Nuffield Family’. The Nuffield Foundation makes up one strand of multiple philanthropic bodies created by William …

UKRI: Impact is core to the research application process

Anne Sofie Laegran, Head of Knowledge Exchange and Impact at Edinburgh Research Office, highlights a recent announcement by UKRI on changes to application requirements on ‘Pathways to Impact’. An update to this blog was posted on 25 Feb. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) recently announced that the requirement for the …

Unpacking the Impact of International Development Research

In today’s blog, Isobel Marr, GCRF Project Officer talks about why Theory of Change, logframes and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) frameworks are important tools in international development research and how you can learn more through an upcoming webinar series.  International development research has been gaining momentum in the UK, …

Graduate Apprenticeships: Building skills for the the future

Anna Anderson, Research Support Adviser, explains apprenticeships and how to include a Graduate Apprentice in your research proposal. Last month, the University of Edinburgh announced that we will help deliver Scotland’s first Graduate Apprenticeship in Data Science alongside the University of St. Andrews and the global consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers. What …