Here are the slides from the Edinburgh Launch of Navigating the Funding Landscape, held on December 15th 2015. Don’t forget that if you are an IOP member, you can get a copy of the guide by contacting Vishanti at the IOP on or your local IOP officer.


The speakers gave advice on all aspects of the funding process and we’re extremely grateful to them for not just agreeing to support the event, but for also staying for much longer than their presentation slots to answer questions from the audience.


Sara’s Introduction  – overview of the guide and some key points about the process of investigating and understanding the funding landscape

Colleen Tait, Royal Society of Edinburgh – explaining their schemes and support for early career researchers. At the end of the event we also talked about the importance of building esteem and reputation. A great opportunity to do this is the Young Academy of Scotland. They are recruiting again in 2016 and more details can be found here:

Jaspreet Kular, EPSRC – with an overview of the schemes for early career researchers and wider context about the EPSRC’s funding portfolio. We briefly looked at Grants on the Web – a great source of information for anyone considering an application to the EPSRC (the STFC version has been replaced by the RCUK Gateway to Research).

Rita Tojeiro, University of St Andrews – advice on fellowship applications and what can follow in your career if you persevere 

Cait MacPhee, University of Edinburgh – inside the panel and advice on fellowship interviews


You might also be interested in the following presentations from the London event:

Anne Pawsey, University of Aberdeen – advice on building skills and creating opportunities as a PhD student and the value of mentoring

Andrew le Masurier, STFC – overview of the schemes for early career researchers and key points about successful applicants

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