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Finding Funding Opportunities

For researchers in the natural sciences who want to find and prioritise funding opportunities to fit their needs or mentor others through the process

5 experts in obtaining research funding, including a former programme director at a major funder, experienced researchers, and a research management consultant

3.5 hours of learning

10-30-minute bite-sized lessons

1-module course with certificate

About this course

‘Finding Funding Opportunities’ provides researchers with the skills needed to identify their professional and personal circumstances as well as research needs, and to find and prioritise funding opportunities that best fit their requirements and expertise.

What you'll learn

  • The funding landscape and the benefits of searching for and prioritising the best-fitting funding opportunities
  • How to analyse your funding requirements while considering your personal and professional circumstances
  • Strategies to find and keep track of suitable funding opportunities
  • How best to shortlist different funding opportunities
  • Strategies to prioritise and select those opportunities that best fit your needs

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Developed with expert academics and professionals

This course has been created with an international team of experts with a wide range of experience, including:

  • A research management consultant and a former Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Backgrounds in synthetic biology, radio astronomy, botany and geochemistry

Riana Coetsee

Research Management and Training Consultant, South Africa

Richard McCourt

Professor and Curator, Drexel University

Eriko Takano

Professor of Synthetic Biology, University of Manchester

Advice from experienced researchers

The course has additional insights through video interviews from:

Liane Benning

Professor of Interface Geochemistry, German Research Center for Geosciences

Cristina Romero-Cañizales

Postdoctoral fellow, Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics

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