Task 2 A 2- Disseminating funding

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Subtasks

Subtask 1 - General: Website, on demand, newsletter

Subtask 2 - Taylor made: Dialog with researchers => work programme

Subtask 3 - Strategic: e.g. Project portfolio discussions

Related skills and competences

Description of the Task

  • General: Website, on demand, newsletter
  • Taylor made: Dialog with researchers => work programme
  • Strategic: e.g. Project portfolio discussions

Skills

Key Skills required to be able to effectively complete the task

  • Accuracy - attention to detail
  • Accuracy - checking figures and guidelines
  • Administrative - scheduling appointments, minuting meetings
  • Administrative - writing reports, taking minutes
  • Analysis - match to funders
  • Analytical - collect and interpret complex information
  • Analytical - funders' guidelines
  • Analytical - interpret complex information
  • Analytical - interpreting guidelines
  • Analytical - producing and checking reports
  • Analytical - understanding/ applying funder's guidance
  • Analytical -understanding the impact of the contract on the institution
  • Assertiveness - dealing with difficult people
  • Communication - briefing colleagues
  • Communication - commissioning systems, communicating policies
  • Communication - conveying information clearly, presentation
  • Communication - documenting systems and processes
  • Communication - drafting maps, communicating project outcomes
  • Communication - effective presentations
  • Communication - keeping clear records, briefing colleagues
  • Communication - preparing and delivering written/verbal briefings
  • Communication - producing reports
  • Communication - raising awareness of policies and processes
  • Communication - report writing, conveying information clearly, presentation
  • Communication - to share vision, promoting the service
  • Communication - verbal and written
  • Communication - writing/communicating clear specifications
  • Communication - written and spoken
  • Communication - written and verbal briefing on Funding Council guidance
  • Communication - written reports and verbal briefings
  • Communication -contributing to networks and promoting KE/KT
  • Communication -use of language in different contexts, reporting and presentation skills etc.
  • Communication with funders, researchers and partners
  • Creativity - developing new initiatives
  • Creativity - finding solutions
  • Horizon Scanning - identifying external changes early on
  • Influencing - liaising with research leaders re. policy adherence
  • Influencing - persuasive writing and presentation
  • Information management - keeping 'up to date'
  • Information Management - maintaining records
  • Information Management - sorting and disseminating
  • Information Management - storing data
  • Information search - keeping 'up to date'
  • Interpersonal - building relationships
  • Interpersonal - building relationships, building culture
  • Interpersonal - building relationships, listening to colleagues
  • Interpersonal - gathering and collating information, advising researchers
  • Interpersonal - identifying relevant information, providing constructive feedback
  • Interpersonal - liaising with academic and administrative staff
  • Interpersonal - liaising with staff re. requirements
  • Interpersonal - liaison with key staff
  • Interpersonal - liaison with key staff, understand the needs of others
  • Interpersonal - liaison with lead researcher/stakeholder, advising colleagues
  • Interpersonal - listening and explaining
  • Interpersonal - listening and explaining, relationship building
  • Interpersonal - listening and questioning
  • Interpersonal - listening to needs, building relationships
  • Interpersonal - listening to suggestions and feedback
  • Interpersonal - listening to views of colleagues
  • Interpersonal - listening/asking questions
  • Interpersonal - managing relationships with colleagues
  • Interpersonal - relationship building
  • Interpersonal - seeking and verifying information, managing relationships.
  • Interpersonal - understanding project brief, building rapport with researchers
  • Interpersonal - understanding/responding to other viewpoint
  • Interpersonal - working with colleagues
  • Interpersonal listening, building relationships, giving constructive feedback
  • Interpersonal- building relationships
  • IT - database, distribution lists, web pages etc.
  • IT - Powerpoint, Outlook, Excel
  • IT - web, content management
  • Networking - building relationships
  • Networking - building relationships/liaising with
  • Networking - building, maintaining and utilising professional contacts
  • Networking - internal and external
  • Networking - to identify good practice and opportunities for cross-disciplinary/ cross- institutional working
  • Networking- sharing ideas and good practice
  • Numeracy - checking financial requirements
  • Problem Solving
  • Problem Solving - ability to identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Problem Solving - dealing with inconsistencies
  • Problem Solving - identifying and addressing issues
  • Self Management -time management planning skills
  • Training and Development - including event management
  • Training and development - methods and approaches

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

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.

Synergies

Project Management