Bidding for funding

Bidding for funding

How do I bid for funding?
How does data management come into the bidding process?
How do I prepare an impact plan or 'Pathways to Impact' statement?
How do I prepare a data management plan?
Further reading
Who can help me bid for funding at the University of Glasgow?

How do I bid for funding?

‌‌The Research Support office (RSO) offers a guide to the Expectations for Societal and Economic Impact which explains the various steps to take, who to contact and appropriate timescales.  The grant application workflow depicts this process.  Grant application workflow 

Research Support office will help you through the whole research process, from pre-award to project completion.

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How does data management come into the bidding process?

Research Councils UK (RCUK) has agreed a statement of Expectations for Societal and Economic Impact, which states that those who receive funding are expected to "take responsibility for the curation, management and exploitation of data for future use".

Many research funders also expect you to submit a data management and sharing plan with your application to outline what data you will create and how you will manage it.

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How do I prepare an impact plan or 'Pathways to Impact' statement?

Resarch Support office offers some guidance on Pathways to Impact which explains how RCUK defines impact and gives pointers for what to include in a plan.

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How should I prepare a data management plan?

Our data planning FAQ explains what you typically have to answer in a plan and lists who can help you with this process at the University of Glasgow.

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Further reading

Research Support office The process for making a grant application [WEB, 1 page approx]
A quick guide that explains what forms University of Glasgow researchers need to complete and who they need to speak to when bidding for funding.

RCUK Pathways to Impact [WEB, c.20 pages] 
A guidance website on the impact agenda, which explains RCUK expectations, offers tips on completing Pathways to Impact and provides useful FAQs and contextual documents.

DCC Research funders’ data management plan requirements [WEB, 1 page approx]
An overview to UK funders' requirements for data management and sharing plans. This guidance is collated and periodically reviewed by the Digital Curation Centre.

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Who can help me bid for funding at the University of Glasgow?

Contact one of the Research Support office Grant Managers as soon as possible to discuss your application, budget costing and for advice on funder guidelines where required.  Time is important here: they will need at least a couple of weeks to deal with new bids.

Email: grants@gla.ac.uk

Also remember to consult people who can help with your data plan.

Research Strategy & Innovation office also offers post-award advice to help once you've been funded.

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