Whatever you are looking for a fellowship, a travel award or small consummable grants, browsing the internet and visiting potential funders' websites can prove very time consuming and innefective.
Luckily, support and tools are available to help you!
The Research Development team is dedicated to help QUB researchers (including postdocs) identify and apply for funding.
Research Development is part of the Research and Enterprise directorate and is located on 63 University road (Research Development contacts).
For information and support regarding fellowships, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The team is composed of several Research Development managers and officers expert in different funding sources (EU, UK, international) and can advise you on which fund to apply for as well as help with your application.
The PDC "Fellowship Application Support Programme" (see Fellowships) is organised in collaboration with the department.
The Funding newsletter is developed every month by Research Development and regroups funding calls, including fellowships, and funding-related training and seminars.
Here are the most recent Funding newsletters:
EU Funding newsletters:
Research Professional is a funding database to which Queen's subscribes. It enables to easily search for any kind of research funding for free through the University network.
Research professional is available to all QUB staff, provided their computer is connected to the University's network.
You can access Research Professional directly on its website or via Queen's online (QOL/Services/Research/Researchprofessional/Research research).
You can log in through QUB but we advise that you create an account (free) as it gives access to more features (like saving searches, receiving personalised notifications etc.).
You can search funding by using key words relevant to your research as well as the type of funding (fellowship, travel grant...) and limit responses based on the application deadline, amount of money, country etc. The database regroups information on each call, including deadlines, contact and link to the founder's website.
Searches can be saved and emailed to you automatically to always be up to date.
A demonstration of Research Professional is provided in the "Find your Fellowship" workshop (as part of the Fellowship Application Support Programme) and tutorial videos are available on Youtube.
Some small pots of money can be accessed to help you develop and add value to your proposal. This can be done by facilitating meetings with partners on the application or funding preliminary data.
These are "seeding" investments from the University and you are then expected to actually submit a proposal.
The Faculty Fellowship Facilitation Fund (4F) is a competitive fund provided by the PDC to help postdocs strengthen their fellowship application, for example by helping with the generation of preliminary data (more information on the application form).
Applications for round 3 will close on 24/05/20 (candidates will be informed of the panel's decision by the end of June 2020).
This fund is managed by Research Development and aims at facilitating proposals to major funders (research councils etc.) by providing fund to meet partners. This fund is available to pay for the travel of postdocs but may require a PI to apply.
The aim of the EU Networking Fund is to facilitate networking activities essential for participation in the EU Framework Programme, Horizon 2020. This scheme will support travel costs and annual membership fees to European Research Platforms that can influence European research funding programmes. Initially open only to permanent academic staff, it is now open to postdocs under the following conditions:
Funding may be available to start collaboration with industrial (and other non-academic) partners from sources like the Business Alliance team. Contact the team to discuss your options.
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