Are you considering applying for a research grant in 2023? As a micro- funder, the RSA has invested so far over £1 million into members’ research. In the six short ‘how to’ best practice sessions below, we have brought together experienced research grant holders to share their top tips a) when applying for research funding, b) how to manage smaller and large funded research projects and c) when open access publishing is a condition of your research funding.
These sessions are packed with great insights and tips and available on demand to RSA members via the RSA Members Lounge (>Events on Demands > Professional Development Series). If you are not yet an RSA member, then now is a good time to join the community. Benefit from discounted conference fees, accessing journals, policy impact books, professional development resources, funding opportunities, discounts and much more. For more details on benefits and rates, please see the relevant career-stage category at www.regionalstudies.org/about/memberships/ or get in touch with Alex Holmes.
More details on RSA Research Funding Schemes can be found at www.regionalstudies.org/funding-awards/.
Research Funding and Applications
Writing a winning grant application
Are you thinking of applying for a research grant and wondered what makes a winning grant application? In this session, two successful research grant holders share their top tips, insights and keys for writing a successful research grant application.
Grant award success – tips for your next application
In the session the chair of the RSA Research Committee shares his tips that will help you to prepare successfully and to write a winning grant application.
Congratulations, you won a research grant but what next? This session presents top tips from a seasoned research grant holder highlighting aspects of managing large grants including finance, people and HR, the grant’s infrastructure needs, day-to-day tasks, potential reporting requirements and managing beyond the current grant.
Grants and funding: Managing funded research projects I
Winning research funding is the aim of many researchers but the complexities of managing a research grant and the research project can be challenging. This session is designed for researchers in their late early career and mid-career, the presenter will share his experiences and learnings from managing small and large research grants and funded research projects with a particular focus on four key areas: project setup, managing money, managing people, and managing research outputs.
Grants and funding: Managing funded research projects II
Two brilliant researchers and presenters are sharing their rich experiences when managing funded research projects. Presenters stress the importance of a strategic approach to the project and your career development in general. This session is designed for researchers in their late early career and beyond.
Navigating the maze – your journey from grant funding to Open Access publishing
Open Access (OA) is on the rise, with continued growth in both the number of articles, and the number of venues to support OA publication. This growth has been supported by the increased proliferation of funder and institutional mandates. Researchers have more choice than ever before, but they must also make sure that they comply with the conditions of their grant funding, in an environment which is becoming ever more complex.