Leeds University Library

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Information about the research process, how to write proposals, and the funding opportunities and support available

Pens, notes and handouts on a desk

Guidance on the research process

Developing a portfolio of research: guidance on the academic research cycle, including links to University of Leeds information on the research process.

Research process flow chart: maps the different stages of research and provides hints, tips and checklists for researchers in health settings.

How and where to apply for research funding

Research Student Administration funding guide: guidance for current students of the University of Leeds on getting funding.

Research Support at the University of Leeds: links to the research councils and other major funding bodies.

Research Support at the University of Leeds email networks: weekly emails about funding and training opportunities within specific subject areas.

ResearchResearch: a searchable database of funding opportunities, details of funders and their programmes and the latest news from Research Fortnight.

University of Leeds EU and International team: information on EU funding opportunities.

RD Funding website: an authoritative source of all UK health-related research funding opportunities.

Grants Online website: information on public- and third-sector grants, such as from the EU, UK government and Lottery.

How to write and cost a research proposal

Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants: article by Philip Bourne and Leo Chalupa providing useful tips for writing research proposals.

The Art of Grantmanship: a comprehensive guide from Professor Jacob Kracier on writing research proposals.

Research Excellence Framework (REF): information from HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council of England) on procedures for assessing and funding research.

University of Leeds Central Research Support: information on costing and pricing a research proposal.

COSTA: University of Leeds web-based costing tool for research proposals.

Siriusweb: University of Leeds web-based staff cost calculator.

Key support contacts for researchers at the University of Leeds

Research Support: contact details for staff in the University's Central Research Support.

Faculty Research Offices: contact details for staff based in faculties.

Enterprise and knowledge transfer: support for staff enterprise at the University of Leeds.

LUCID (Leeds University Corporate Information Direct): provides a variety of pay-as-you-use information services for researchers, including literature searching and current awareness. Also offers advice on costing literature searches as part of grant applications.

Research Design Service for Yorkshire and the Humber: training and advice on preparing grant applications for National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) research programmes.

NIHR Clinical Research Network: support for clinical trials and other well-designed studies in all areas of disease and clinical need.

Training and development opportunities

Staff and Departmental Development Unit (SDDU) research webpage: links and information about opportunities for researchers.

Workshops on writing proposals for grant funding: SDDU workshops are available for academic and research staff new to grant writing. Bespoke sessions on grant writing are also available and advertised through the Research Support email networks.

Workshops on research writing: SDDU workshops are available on various topics related to research writing, including some for specific subject areas.