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Our funding experts provide further insight into the world of funding and policy through whitepapers, blogs, and focussed news articles.

Hopes and Fears of the HE Sector at Westminster Higher Education Forum

RESEARCHconnect attended the Westminster Higher Education Forum Keynote Seminar in London.

RESEARCHconnect announces new strategic partnership with Impacter

RESEARCHconnect are pleased to announce a new partnership with Impacter to provide an enhanced suite of funding tools to help support researchers across the world to identify and apply for funding opportunities.

How to Become a More Effective University Research Management Office

In this article, Senior Consultant Remco Van der Zouw shares his top four lessons learnt from his grant consulting experiences with Research Management Offices at different European academic institutions.

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Research Funding Toolkit

Even the greatest research ideas cannot be fully realised without a clear strategy for financial investment. Guiding you through every stage of the funding process, the Toolkit will provide top tips and practical examples of how you can improve your funding potential and help launch your research project into the real-world.

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Philanthropy and Higher Education

This paper looks at the development of philanthropy in higher education and highlights the benefits it can offer to HEIs, students and the philanthropists themselves. In addition, the paper describes some of the barriers preventing HEIs from attracting philanthropic donations, looks at ways in which these can be overcome and includes examples of good practice.

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Gender Equality in Research

Gender Equality in Research: From Policy to Practice

This paper examines the most recent statistics relating to gender in research; the reasons why women ‘drop off’ the research radar; what is currently being done to tackle the issue of gender equality in research worldwide; and what could be done to improve the percentage of women in research in the future.

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Barriers and Bias Faced by BAME Academics in the UK

Is the Ceiling Made of Concrete - Barriers and Bias Faced by BAME Academics in the UK

This paper examines recent data relating to ethnicity in academia and research; what is currently being done to tackle the issue of racial equality in research and higher education institutions (HEIs); and what other measures can be actioned to improve the percentage of BAME individuals in academia in the future.

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Breaking the Ice with International Research Mobility

Breaking the Ice with International Research Mobility

Mobility and collaboration are an essential part of today’s research landscape. RESEARCHconnect dives into the Arctic as it explores how international mobility is making an impact on the world of research.

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Extending Your Global Reach to Alternative International Funders

Extending Your Global Reach to Alternative International Funders

As competition for research funding becomes fiercer, Idox considers the challenges that research managers face and explores ways of identifying and maximising on alternative sources of international research funding and support.

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Demonstrating the Impact of Research

Demonstrating the Impact of Research - an Overview of International Frameworks and Challenges

This paper explores the changing landscape of research with the Impact agenda; challenges faced by both academia and research funding officers; and tips on how to demonstrate impact – relevant to institutions seeking funding in Europe and beyond.

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Priorities and Perceptions: Funding for the Arts and Humanities in an International Context

This paper examines the consequences of the financial and economic crisis of the late 2000s for arts and humanities funding. This paper also includes examples of the types of arts funders and funding programmes currently available.

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