Strategies for research funding applications
Success in acquiring research funding has become increasingly difficult with the increased number & competitiveness of applications and further exacerbated by the falling expenditure into scientific research. More than ever, researchers and research organisations need to develop innovative strategies to deliver on the needs of the funder and to provide a return on investment to the economy, environment, and society.
Over two days you will gain insights into the formal and informal funding sources to fully utilise the research funding options available. You will also understand the strategy for developing a future-proof research agenda to be prepared for the future funding landscape changes that might otherwise hamper the success rate of fund applications.
Through interactive group activities, you will learn the steps behind creating a funding strategy that is able to link researchers and research users to ensure research is relevant for everyone.
At the end of the 2-day program, you will gain a better understanding of the considerations behind positioning and pitching in your funding applications, as well as the approaches to translating the broader impacts of the projects into grant writing. This 2-day workshop will refresh, reinforce, and build on your current knowledge by introducing new techniques, methods, and tools that are practical and easily understood.
- IDENTIFY available funding avenues and requirements to be positioned strategically to leverage on them
- GAIN insights into planning for future research funding applications by matching funding opportunities to your long-term research goal
- LEARN the techniques needed to future-proof your research agenda to attain funding opportunities more effectively
- ADOPT the best practices in positioning your research funding plans focus for research success beyond the application process
- UNDERSTAND institutional strategies for research funding support to develop a competitive research agenda and a robust funding strategy
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I was fortunate to attend Tamika Heiden’s 2 day masterclass for Securing Successful Research Funding and Grants Applications in February 2018. It was quickly obvious that Tamika is passionate about impact for research, and for people to achieve and be successful. She presented the information clearly and with experience. She was able to communicate relevance to all people in the room regardless of their experience and reason for attending. I left the masterclass feeling very well equipped to take the steps needed to improve my future applications. If you have the opportunity to attend Tamika’s masterclass, you should go as I am sure you will get a lot from it both professionally and personally.
Dr Helen Petsky RN, PhD
Senior Lecturer & Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University
All workshops include
To examine our performance (impact), and to provide feedback regarding the value of the workshop to the individual and their organisation.
During the workshop participants will work on relevant elements for their own projects. Participants will leave with ideas and a plan of next steps to be undertaken.
Handouts, activity sheets and information. Participants will have a valuable resource to refer back to as they implement their new knowledge.
All workshops include a follow-up coaching session with each participant to cover any questions and concerns and to facilitate the implementation process.
Participants will use action items developed during the workshop to develop a purposeful and strategic plan. We make sure that time out for this workshop is not wasted but instead leveraged.
What participants say about our workshops
I am excited and relieved to be successful for an NHMRC investigator award. Your session on preparing for this grant enabled me to get my head around what might be required in terms of research impact, and helped me articulate my research impact for the application. Thanks to your workshop, I learnt this important skill.
Thanks for an instructive and engaging workshop. It was really timely. I went straight to a research project planning meeting and could make suggestions to our design so we could capture metrics around impact which was great.
Really enjoyed the workshop, unfortunately I was only able to attend after morning tea, i found it was really helpful and helped me make plans to plan research with impact
I would recommend RI Academy to any researcher wanting to ensure real impact clinically or otherwise. Engage them early in your planning
We brought Tamika in to support us in commencing a Participatory Action Research project that will have high impact in CFA. Tamika has been great to work with right from the start and has given us valuable tools to create a research project that will have great impact. Through this process, we are starting our research off on a solid ground with a shared vision, smart goals and a map of our stakeholders.
KT Australia provides valuable objective opinion and guidance, enabling a more directed and cohesive application
It was great to have input from experts in how to write a research impact case for grant funding purposes. But importantly, they provided guidance as to what I need to do in the future to drive impact
KT Australia provided excellent advice and fine-tuning of impact, innovation and significance sections of grants I am leading.
“If I had done this KT Australia workshop with Tamika before embarking on my project, I would have been more successful in actually conducting knowledge translation in its true form – from dissemination to implementation in practice.”
I went from being a social media non-user to an active participant in just one day!
With a recent introduction to the concepts of KT I was excited and hopeful to be referred to Knowledge Translation Australia. I found Tamika to be a great ambassadress for the place and processes of KT in research and practice. I look forward to contributing to the ‘closing of the loop’
Thanks Tamika. I truly enjoyed this workshop and have made some relevant decisions for our research projects based on the content and ideas presented.
With the different parties involved, identifying and agreeing on a system was a challenge for us. We found that with Tamika’s assistance as a facilitator, a clear direction emerged, by questioning us and encouraging discussion therefore providing a pathway to an agreement on a system.
Tamika was able to quickly grasp what we wanted and guide us through a process to identify the key actions we needed to undertake to deliver practical impact assessment for our industry adoption and extension activities. In doing so, she had a very friendly and personable approach and was able to work comfortably with our team and appropriately challenge us where warranted.
Tamika facilitated a great workshop which provided the participants with a lot of food for thought. Researchers are often stuck in their research and grant writing bubble but Tamika’s workshop challenged how they thought about their work, interactions with industry and approach to writing grants. Feedback from the participants was very positive and I am sure they all walked away with many valuable pieces of advice and practical applications.