Applying for funding

Do you have a research idea and want to know where to get funding?

Step 1:  Contact your head of department in the first instance to get in principle approval and discuss your idea before applying for funding.

Step 2:  Once you have in principle approval from your head of department, to get started, contact our experienced grant application managers. Find out which grant application manager to contact for your department/centre.

Step 3:  Our Research Development team will guide you through the application process.  To understand how the process works, view our 10 stages of a research grant application.

For additional help, book on to one of our funding-related events, designed to answer any questions you may have. View our training and events programme.

Find a funding opportunity

Are you looking for a funding opportunity? Want to find out what opportunities are available to you? Browse an extensive list of funding opportunities for fellowships, networks, small grants, large grants and travel awards including upcoming calls.


Write a grant proposal

Tips to help you write a grant proposal and what to include to improve your chances of winning that grant.


Compile a research budget

Guidance on what to consider when compiling your budget. View sample costs for flights, accommodation, staff salaries, daily subsistence rates and other costs. View the Research Incentives Policy [pdf] and RIIF Fund Policy [pdf].


Negotiate your award

Have you secured funding for a research project? View guidance on negotiating the award terms and conditions, collaboration agreements and arranging contract signature through the appropriate authorities.


Attend our research information sessions

RISe provides academic and professional services staff with the skills to win and manage research grants, knowledge exchange and impact activities.











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