Research Services

Grants Factory

The Grants Factory programme of events provides Kent academics and researchers with the inside knowledge on how funders work and what makes them tick. As a result, those who attend have a much better chance of success. The programme speakers are colleagues from Kent and elsewhere, including those who work as reviewers, panellists and officers for the funders.

This year the Grants Factory is going back to its roots, and offering close support at a Faculty level. Research Services has worked with the Faculty Directors of Research to prepare three discrete but open programmes that are broadly focussed on the needs of academics and researchers within each Faculty. This will include:

  • Mock panels of the main Research Councils;
  • Week-long grant writing workshops in the Humanities, based around the successful pilot in the summer;
  • Visits from the ERC, MRC and Wellcome;
  • Events focussed on specific funders and schemes, such as Leverhulme Fellowships and EPSRC First Grants.

As ever, the Grants Factory programme will be complemented by the Early Career Researcher Network, which will offer help, advice and support to those at the start of their careers.

For more information on the events happening in your Faculty, talk to your Funding Officer:

Grants Factory Archive

2014-2015 Grants Factory Workshops

2013-2014 Grants Factory Workshops

2013-2014 Early Career Researcher Network

2013-2014 Grants Factory Writing Groups

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Last Updated: 27/10/2015