The Pre-Award at BU pathway offers all of the starting information required by academics and researchers at BU to undertake research bidding. This includes: Getting started on applying for research funding; BU processes for applying for funding; Research ethics at BU, and many more. The Skills pathway offers workshops on searching for research funding, such as NIHR doctoral research fellowships. There are a number of other workshops, such as ‘how to update your staff profile page using BRIAN’ – this is useful in allowing you to showcase what you can offer to potential lead applicants.
Impact is part and parcel of research and knowledge exchange activities. There are a large amount of activities that can be found under the Planning for impact and communicating research pathway, which will help you with demonstrating potential impact. Sessions for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) also appear here.
When you have successfully received external funding, the Post Award at BU pathway has a number of workshops to support your project management.
The Academic Publishing pathway has a number of workshops, including how to write a good abstract, writing and structuring your paper and targeting high quality journals, as well as opportunities through the BU Writing Academy.
The Returning to Academia after a break pathway offers online sessions to support returning staff.
Last but by no means least, Organisational Development have an Academic Career Development Programme, which contain a number of formal and informal opportunities. These complement what is on offer through the RKEDF.
Where to find the funding
The Research Funders’ Guide contains information on all of the major funders. This includes funders strategic plans, success rates, funder guides and calls and deadlines. In addition, there is a specific page on ‘standard calls by major funders’ along with many other resources.