Research & Innovation research funding courses

Research funding skills

Research and Innovation provides a range of training to help you find funding sources and write successful applications.

In addition to the seven central funding courses listed below, we are also available to work with Schools, Institutes and Faculties to provide bespoke training. Examples of bespoke courses that we can deliver include:

  • application review sessions, e.g. to develop applications before submission or consider unsuccessful applications and how they can be improved
  • funder or programme specific sessions, e.g. Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, Global Challenges Research Fund
  • introduction to research funding for early career researchers.
We can also run tailored versions of any of the central training sessions below at School, Institute or Faculty events.

The duration of all of the courses listed below will be one hour.

How to book

Bookings for 2021/22 courses can be made through Employee Self Service.  Log in with your user name and password and click on Learning and Development and then search courses by typing the key words research support to list all of the 2021/22 Research & Innovation research funding courses.

Slides from all events can be found here (internal access only). 

If you have any queries or need help with your application, please email our team inbox at researchadvice@plymouth.ac.uk.


1. Overview of Research & Innovation services

This session provides an introduction to the different services provided by R&I including:

  • Research application support and costing
  • Commercial research and consultancy through UoPEL
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)
  • Guidance on research impact 
  • Research ethics
  • Intellectual property and research commercialisation advice
  • Business incubation and innovation services 
  • Enterprise Solutions.
Dates: 
  • 14.00 Wednesday 13 October 2021
  • 10.00 Wednesday 24 November 2021
  • 10.00 Wednesday 12 January 2022 
  • 10.00 Wednesday 9 March 2022
  • 14.00 Thursday 7 April 2022
  • 14.00 Thursday 19 May 2022 

Slides from the session can be found here (internal access only).

2. How to write a successful research application

Learn to prepare your research application in a way that maximises its chances of success.

Dates:

  • 10.00 Wednesday 3 November 2021
  • 14.00 Thursday 13 January 2022
  • 14.00 Thursday 24 February 2022

Slides from the session can be found here (internal access only).

3. How do funders review and assess funding applications?

This course provides an insight into funding review processes and how funding decisions are made.

Dates:

  • 10.00 Wednesday 17 November 2021
  • 14:00 Thursday 20 January 2022
  • 14:00 Thursday 2 March 2022

Slides from the session can be found here (internal access only).


4. Research Professional

Interactive sessions to set up your personal alerts for new and forthcoming funding opportunities to increase your chances of early grant capture.

Dates:

  • 10.00 Wednesday 27 October 2021
  • 14.00 Wednesday 24 November 2021
  • 10.00 Wednesday 8 December 2021
  • 14:00 Thursday 3 February 2022
  • 14.00 Wednesday 9 March 2022
  • 10:00 Wednesday 27 April 2022
  • 14.00 Thursday 26 May 2022

Slides from the session can be found here (internal access only).

5. Introduction to research application finances

How to prepare costs for your research funding application.

Dates:

  • 14.00 Wednesday 10 November 2021
  • 14.00 Wednesday 15 December 2021
  • 14.00 Thursday 27 January 2022
  • 14.00 Thursday 10 March 2022

Slides from the session can be found here (internal access only).

6. Funding opportunities for early career researchers - arts, humanities & social science disciplines

This session provides practical help for ECRs in the arts, humanities & social science disciplines to find funding opportunities and includes a short overview about how to write a successful application.

Dates:

  • 14.00 Wednesday 8 December 2021
  • 14.00 Thursday 17 March 2022

Slides from the session can be found here (internal access only).

7. Funding opportunities for early career researchers - health

This session provides practical help for ECRs in the health disciplines to find funding opportunities and includes a short overview about how to write a successful application.

Dates:

  • 14.00 Wednesday 1 December 2021
  • 14.00 Thursday 31 March 2022

8. Funding opportunities for early career researchers - science

This session provides practical help for ECRs in the science disciplines to find funding opportunities and includes a short overview about how to write a successful application.

Dates:

  • 10.00 Wednesday 15 December 2021
  • 14.00 Thursday 24 March 2022

Slides from the session can be found here (internal access only).

UKRO Annual Visit

In addition to our regular training sessions we host an annual visit from the UK Research Office in Brussels on all aspects of EU research funding.

The 2021 visit took place via zoom on Thursday 11 February and focused on overview of Horizon Europe.  Slides from the session can be found here (internal access only).

The 2020 visit took place on Wednesday 26 February 2020.