To provide an overview of research funding and the funding landscape
Engaging with research funding can be a highly rewarding experience, but it needs to be understood within its wider context. The priorities of research funders do not emerge in isolation but are based on global, national, regional, institutional or more local drivers. Understanding these drivers is crucial when developing research projects as such knowledge will ensure that the right scheme or programme is targeted and that individual projects interact successfully with funder priorities. This session will provide participants with a broad understanding of the research funding landscape, which will be beneficial to those in the early stages of their research career or more senior colleagues who are looking to refresh their knowledge of research funding. Additionally, it will act as a useful introduction to discipline specific grant writing sessions which will also run as part of the Advance Programme.