Over on her excellent blog, patter, Pat Thomson shares what she’s learned about applying for research funding from her last five years directing a research development centre for the Arts and Social Sciences. She gives a great summary of the right and wrong ways to respond to a call for bids.
For researchers who already work on this agenda, this kind of call is a god send… The funding shoe fits.
The problem comes when a researcher or research team sees the call and decides to try to make their research fit into it… – they simply try to shoehorn themselves and their work into the call.
Read the whole post: beware the shoehorn – #researchfunding
What are your experiences of responding to a call for bids? Have you been successful in obtaining funding? Share your thoughts below.