In the competition for research funding, there’s no magic bullet that guarantees success. But *Research Professional can help you and your entire institution achieve a readiness that means your smartest ideas won’t be wasted.
In the first place, you need to know what funding is available. That’s why we provide a database of funding opportunities covering all disciplines that has been chosen over and over again by leading universities for its coverage, accuracy, relevance and reliability.
But really, you want to know about the calls before they are announced. That’s what you get from our news service. We report on new directions in research funding every step of the way as they trickle down from governments to research councils to programmes and finally calls. This gives you time to figure out where your interests intersect with what the funders want.
These days you can’t know it all. The funding landscape is getting bigger, more complicated and more fluid. So our funding insight service takes you deep into important schemes so that you can make a quick, informed decision about whether to develop a proposal or not. You can see at a glance the past winners, what the programme manager says and how other PIs say they succeeded.
But all this intelligence could be overwhelming. That’s why we make it easy to personalise the flow of information you get. Tell us what you’re interested in and we’ll send you just the funding opportunities and articles that are important to you.
If you want a really joined-up service for your entire research enterprise, you can integrate your internal systems with *Research Professional. That way we can use our algorithms for your researchers’ publications to deliver a personalised flow of intelligence to every researcher without them having to lift a finger.
And if you still think there’s more to it than that—that algorithms aren’t the solution to everything—then we agree with you. That’s why we provide tools that help research support staff work more effectively with researchers. They make it easy for the research office to set up users, sift through lots of information and share it easily across the entire institution.
We have built these services up over the past 20 years to tackle the real needs of researchers. Put them together and they can improve your understanding of the funding environment across the entire institution. We call it Total Funding Awareness. And as hundreds of leading universities around the world have discovered, it’s a vital ingredient in building success in the research field.
Often it’s the difference between good decisions and bad ones;
between time wasted and time made productive;
between success and failure.
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