• Training Room

    Research Funding Peer Network
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This peer network is designed to connect and support those involved or interested to become involved in research funding.

Duration 1 hour 30 mins

Course Type Webinar

Booking Status Waiting List

Is this course right for me?

Target Audience: All staff members who are involved or would like to become involved in gaining and managing research funding

The ability to successfully apply for research grants and fellowships is an important aspect for an academic career as well as many non-academic career paths (think business development and knowledge exchange for example). Research funding is, however, also an area with many unwritten rules and informal practices that can make success easier.

This peer network is thus designed to connect and support those involved or interested to become involved in research funding. The group will allow participants to share good practice and advice around research funding, learn more about relevant opportunities and support each other with proposals.

It is open to research and academic staff as well as others in relevant roles – no matter whether you already have experience in bidding for research funding or you are looking to build your practical experience.

The exact programme is discussed and decided by the network participants, with support and facilitation of regular network events and peer discussions through OSDU.

If this sounds of interest to you, please sign up for one or multiple of the following upcoming peer network sessions:

  • Wed, 1st Dec 2021, 2-3:30pm - Topic: Tips from Successful Grant & Fellowship Holders






The network also runs a set of other activities beyond the sessions above, including through a shared MS Teams page - if you would like to get involved right away and / or cannot attend the next scheduled session, you can get in touch directly at maria.weikum@strath.ac.uk.


Course Outcomes/ Objectives:

Participating in this peer network will provide you with opportunities to

  • share information, experiences and good practice on topics relevant to applying for research funding,
  • gain support and advice from colleagues across the University,
  • realistically and practically discuss challenges around research grants and fellowships,
  • participate in guided discussions / workshops with invited speakers with experience in research bidding, and
  • fine-tune your skills relating to proposal development.

Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.

Delivered By: Emma Compton-Daw and Maria Weikum, OSDU