Task 1 A 1- Identifying funding opportunities (finding)

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Subtasks

Subtask 1 - General (based on what is available in a programme following a specific question)

Subtask 2 - Taylor made

Subtask 3 - Strategic

Related skills and competences

Description of the Task

  • Target funding opportunities and disseminate information to relevant individuals
  • Build 'intelligence' to help target funding opportunities and optimise the bidding process
  • Develop strategies to maximise research income and market research to potential funders

Skills

Key Skills required to be able to effectively complete the task

Analysis
  • match to funders
Analytical
  • developing systems, identifying opportunities
  • funders' guidelines
  • identifying gaps in data, providing management information
Communication
  • conveying information clearly, presentation
  • effective presentations
  • presenting opportunities to the senior management team
Horizon Scanning
  • identifying trends and new opportunities
Information management
  • keeping 'up to date'
Information Search
  • identifying and targeting funding opportunities
  • identifying funding alerts
  • identifying funding opportunities
  • identifying funding opportunities, potential partners
  • identifying funding trends
  • keeping 'up to date'
Interpersonal
  • gathering and collating information, advising researchers
IT
  • capturing and recording data
  • database, distribution lists, web pages etc.
  • Powerpoint, Outlook, Excel
Self Management
  • meeting deadlines
  • time management, scheduling

Competencies

Key Competencies required to be able to effectively complete the task

Competence Detailed description
Information dissemination Collect and disseminate information (funding opportunities, changes in research regulations etc) to relevant target groups inside and outside the institution
Identifying funding sources/opportunities for research Target funding opportunities and disseminate information to relevant individuals
Technology transfer (general) Provide support for technology transfer activities such as identifying opportunities, brokering relationships, licensing IP, creating 'spin out' companies
Information dissemination Develop systems and processes to collect and disseminate information; disseminate information
Identifying funding sources/opportunities for research Make recommendations on institutional funding subscriptions based on institutional research priorities, strengths and weaknesses
Identifying funding sources/opportunities for research Develop strategies to maximise the institution's success in securing research and knowledge exchange funding

Related content from BESTPRAC

Listed below are best practices (presentations, FAQs, etc.) shared during the BESTPRAC meetings, as well as external resources relevant for this task.
A given resource can be relevant for more than one task. For a list containing all documents (without task links) see here.

Ethics

Financial Matters

Synergies

Project Management

Miscellaneous