Grantsmanship. The path to securing funding for you and your research Dr Miriam Ryan, Research Development Officer. Introductions!. Overview of Presentation. Where to begin? Building expertise Finding the ‘correct-fit’ Funder Search for partners, collaboration (if required)
The path to securing funding for you and your research
Dr Miriam Ryan,
Research Development Officer
EU Framework Programme 7 (FP7)
Irish EU FP7 Sitehttp://www.fp7ireland.com
Financial support for proposal writing (FP7)
Research Support Office
Register for personal account
Off-campus access with personal account
*Become an Evaluator for FP7
(register and email me to let me know that you have applied)
Be clear about type of funding
Early career researchers
Understand it from the Funders’ point of view (research/study to solve a problem: strategic?)
Is cooperation important e.g. industry?
Get every publication available on background/policy documents/annual reports
Talk to programme officials if permitted
Carlos Belmonte, member of the Neurosciences ERC panel.
- Show that you are brilliant, original, and ambitious in your research goals.
- Write the research plan concisely, with clear objectives and a well-defined experimental strategy.
Marie Curie IOF: International Outgoing Fellowships
Cordis website / Expression of interest web
EU R&D Associations
Expansion of funding opportunities
Access to new funding opportunities
Collaboration not always 50:50
Not everyone is suitable - some have egos
People/organisations seldom benefit equally
Participants can have different goals when entering a partnership
Good personal relationships
Timely communication between partners
Try to understand the culture, behaviour, and attitudes of the other partners (especially if industrial)
Useful sources of information
THE ART OF GRANTSMANSHIP
by Jacob KRAICER, University of Toronto
"I look at the budget. Over the years I've learned that narrative can be enriching, but the numbers are stark and straightforward. I want to see that the money is doing the job described in the proposal."Joel OroszW.K. Kellogg Foundation
Post-Doc. Indicate % time spent on project.
– Independent space
Search for fellowships in your area - in Marie Curie Host Fellowship funded projects
ASM Graduate and Post Doc Opportunities
Never be reluctant to use your current contacts
Professor Anne Huff, Visiting Professor for Research Development. Designing Research and Writing for Academic Publication.
S. John Levin, PhD, Michigan State University: Social Service Projects