The Grants Academy launches today!

The application process is officially open!

Last week on the blog we outlined what the Grants Academy is all about.  Clicking on the   tag is a good way to refresh yourself of the relevant information.

Here are the things you need to know if you are thinking of applying:

First two-day training

The first two day training programme (Strand One) is scheduled for the 9th and 10th May.  This training is taking place off-site, at a Lansdowne Hotel.  There will be homework (!) to do on the 9th May, so you will need a clear evening too.

Further dates

There will be further Strand One training sessions scheduled for later in year (between August 2012 and July 2013).  The dates of these sessions are not yet fixed, and will be advertised in due course.  

Application process

  • In the first instance, we are interested in applicants who are available to attend the first two-day session on 9th and 10th May.  Please make sure you state your availability to attend the first session on your application.     There will be an opportunity to apply for membership and future Strand One training sessions (and Strand Two sessions), later on in the year.  


  • We are looking for no more than 12 participants at any one Strand One training session


  • The criteria for assessing applications will broadly include: 
    • potential for generating research and KE income in future
    • scope of future research plans
    • ambition, motivation and engagement
    • experience of bidding and success to date


  • Applicants will complete an application form, and send this to the RDU


  • The deadline for applications is midnight, Tuesday 17th April


  • All applications will be forwarded to the assessment panel, which is made up of the PVC and  four senior academics


  • All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application on Monday 30th April


  • The application form is below.


Any questions?  Please contact Caroline O’Kane

Application Form

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