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Research project

Supporting researchers on the funding application journey

Project overview

A pilot for the creation and delivery of events, tailored to individual research groups, where a high-quality funding application has been unsuccessful. The events will aim to:

> Maintain interdisciplinary collaborations formed during the application process
> Promote idea regeneration and facilitate onward applications
> Provide external mentoring to maximise potential success and encourage researcher motivation.

The pilot will produce and test an event outline and resources for running future events, and the evaluation will include recommendations for how this type of event could be built into the rolling professional development programme (and what resources it would need). We would expect to deliver at least one event per faculty. This project will be a valuable extension of current activity in CHEP and the RFD team to identify pinch points and focus professional development support, and the person in the role may also be asked to contribute to other related projects proposed from the current review of support for the funding application journey.

Work around the Funding Application Journey helped to scope workload, and paved the paved the way for a substantive post.


Lead researcher

Dr Lucy Gates

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Global musculoskeletal health and disease; with particular interest in lower limb mobility
  • Epidemiology of vertebral fractures
  • Epidemiology of Knee and foot osteoarthritis