Finding Funding Opportunities

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For researchers in the natural sciences who want to find funding opportunities, or mentor others through the process

Subscriptions available to institutions, departments, and labs

Key features

1-module course with a course certificate

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

3 - 4 hours of learning

10 - 30 minute lessons

English language subtitles and transcripts

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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Insight from expert academics and professionals

This course contains insights from experts with wide-ranging experience in finding funding opportunities, including:

  • Research management, a former Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF), experienced researchers
  • Synthetic biology, radio astronomy, botany and geochemistry

An expert panel developed and refined the course. This panel includes:

Eriko Takano

Professor of Synthetic Biology, University of Manchester

Richard McCourt

Professor and Curator, Drexel University

Riana Coetsee

Research Management and Training Consultant, South Africa

Insight from researchers

The course also has additional insights through video interviews from:

Liane G Benning

Professor, German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ)

Cristina Romero-Cañizales

Postdoctoral fellow, Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA)

Accessible dip in and out format

The course contains bite-size lessons and provides an accessible, dip in and out format for busy researchers.

Researchers can track their progress through the course and fit the lessons around their work.


Laboratory subscription

  • Up to 15 researchers
  • 12 months’ access
  • Usage reports showing researcher uptake

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Departmental subscription

  • Up to 50 researchers
  • 12 months’ access
  • Usage reports showing researcher uptake

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Institutional subscription

  • Institution-wide access
  • 12 months’ access
  • Usage reports showing researcher uptake
  • Launch presentation
  • Promotional resources

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Subscribe to support institutional objectives...

Secure increased resources for your institution and researchers by helping your researchers select the most suitable funding opportunities to apply to

Improve the efficiency of your researchers during their search for funding

Support the professional and career development of your researchers while saving staff time on mentoring

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Eriko Takano
Richard McCourt
Riana Coetsee
Liane G Benning
Cristina Romero-Cañizales
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