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Getting Research Funded
Five Essential Rules for Early Career Researchers

  • Available for pre-order on May 11, 2023. Item will ship after June 1, 2023
ISBN 9780367651039
June 1, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
230 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The 'Insider Guides to Success in Academia' offers support and practical advice to doctoral students and early-career researchers. Covering the topics that really matter, but which often get overlooked, this indispensable series provides practical and realistic guidance to address many of the needs and challenges of trying to operate, and remain, in academia.

These neat pocket guides fill specific and significant gaps in current literature. Each book offers insider perspectives on the often implicit rules of the game -- the things you need to know but usually aren't told by institutional postgraduate support, researcher development units, or supervisors -- and will address a practical topic that is key to career progression. They are essential reading for doctoral students, early-career researchers, supervisors, mentors, or anyone looking to launch or maintain their career in academia.

This engaging, researcher-centred guide offers early career researchers foundational grants literacy that will serve them throughout their careers. It provides an insight into the culture of grantseeking, as well as tactics for grant-writing.

Getting Research Funded provides clear strategies on how to stage your research and understand project development, find aligned funding bodies and schemes, build strong research teams and partnerships, get the project right, and effectively plan your grantseeking. Based in Australia and the UK, the authors use their knowledge and extensive engagement with global researcher cohorts to offer a well-honed understanding of the funding landscape, the pressures and priorities affecting ECRs, and the best way to support them in effective grantseeking.

This book is ideal reading for anyone looking for a succinct and supportive guide to ensure they have all the tools to get their research funded.

Table of Contents

Researchers and the funding landscape

Chapter 1: Learn how to ask for money

Chapter 2: Be the funding body

Chapter 3: Get the team right

Chapter 4: Get the Project Right

Chapter 5: Have time on your side

Conclusion: Five rules of grant club

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Tseen Khoo is co-founder of The Research Whisperer and a Senior Lecturer in Research Education and Development at La Trobe University, Australia.

Phil Ward is the Director of Eastern Arc, a regional research consortium in the UK comprising the universities of East Anglia, Essex and Kent.

Jonathan O’Donnell is co-founder of The Research Whisperer and a Senior Research Initiative Coordinator in the Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne, Australia.