Task 3 A 3- Advising on funding opportunities

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Subtasks

Subtask 1 - Discuss possibile topics for submission, call analyses and added value of the proposal for the researchers

Subtask 2 - Summarize and explain the practical financial rules for specific calls)

Subtask 3 - Analyse previous similar calls and possible competition

Subtask 4 - Provide researchers with policy documents related to a call

Related skills and competences

Description of the Task

• Discuss possbile topics for submission, call analyses and added value of the proposal for the researchers • Summarize and explain the practical financial rules for specific calls • Analyse previous similar calls and possible competition • Provide researchers with related policy documents related to a call

Skills

Key Skills required to be able to effectively complete the task

  • Accuracy - attention to detail
  • Analysis - match to funders
  • Analytical - analysing results and identifying improvements
  • Analytical - areas for improvement
  • Analytical - benchmarking, devising strategy
  • Analytical - collect and interpret complex information
  • Analytical - determining requirements
  • Analytical - identifying ways of improving performance
  • Analytical - interpret complex information
  • Analytical - monitoring success rates, developing strategies
  • Analytical - to understand funding policy
  • Analytical - understanding/ applying funder's guidance
  • Analytical evaluating previous performance
  • Assertiveness - dealing with difficult people
  • Communication - briefing colleagues
  • Communication - commissioning systems, communicating policies
  • Communication - conveying information clearly, presentation, drafting consultation responses
  • Communication - preparing and delivering written/verbal briefings
  • Communication - preparing case studies and news articles, briefing colleagues
  • Communication - preparing written/verbal briefings, conveying information clearly
  • Communication - promoting initiatives, contributing to consultations etc*
  • Communication - raising awareness of policies and processes
  • Communication - requesting information from colleagues, partners etc*
  • Communication - verbal and written
  • Communication - writing/communicating clear specifications, policies and consultation responses
  • Communication with funders, researchers and partners
  • Interpersonal - advising academics
  • 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, briefing colleagues, point of contact
  • Interpersonal - liaison with key staff, understand the needs of others
  • Interpersonal - liaison with lead researcher/stakeholder, advising colleagues
  • Interpersonal - listening to suggestions and feedback
  • Interpersonal - listening to views and adapting responses
  • Interpersonal - providing constructive feedback, ensuring colleagues understand requirements of management information
  • Interpersonal listening, building relationships, giving constructive feedback
  • Networking - benchmarking against other institutions
  • Networking - benchmarking and sharing good practice
  • Networking - benchmarking with the sector
  • Networking - internal and external
  • Networking - to develop/maintain good relationships with funder/partners
  • Strategic Thinking - creating a sustainable and balanced funding portfolio

Competencies

Key Competencies required to be able to effectively complete the task

Competence Detailed description
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
Information dissemination Develop guidelines to collect and disseminate information; disseminate information

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.

Financial Matters

Third Parties

Synergies

Project Management

Miscellaneous