6 November 2013 1 Comment
If I had a dollar for every time a researcher declared: “But why didn’t I know about this funding scheme? It’s perfect for my research!”…
In the depths of ARC Linkage and Future Fellowships (and other ‘major’ schemes), I often think of the myriad other schemes out there that require less of their applications, that prioritise different aspects of the research project or the research team.
There are some researchers who should be applying for these other schemes, because ’major’ grants are not a possibility. We should say this more often, but we don’t, probably because we have put the major research council grants on a pedestal.
These researchers may be academics from teaching-intensive backgrounds or teaching-intensive institutions. They might have had sustained career interruptions, or come to the research institution from industry/community. There are many reasons, and this may warrant a whole post by itself.
What I wanted to write about in this post is thinking broadly about funding your research, and creating a research plan for it.