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
Thank you, I can highly recommend this course, it provides an excellent roadmap, with practical and constructive advice
This research impact workshop is enlightening, transformative and practical for planning and writing a highly competitive and stringent grant application. It has helped me think about my work from multiple perspectives and bring, what seemed like disparate parts, together to identify that my early career research has impact on the broader world.
It is amazing to see someone present so clearly on how to address applications for NHMRC – she explained the rationale for each section so nicely and will assist many in writing better quality applications.
Information will make a difference to my applications and other areas of work
I’ve never been given any training in NHMRC grant applications, so this information was all new to me and very valuable. The speaker was fantastic!
Dr. Tamika Heiden’s presentation was superb. It was such a pleasure to know what NHMRC looks for in grant applications. Moreover, she gave useful personalized tips that helped demystify the writing of impact statements.
It provides me with a big picture of how I should think about writing a grant application.
The murky and fuzzy terminology of research impact is now clear to me and it is also crystal clear the steps I need to take to try and increase the impact of my research.
The workshop gives excellent points on how to highlight the impact of our work
Great delivery, excellent content and information, engaging workshop
It was an inspiring workshop with practical examples. It made me to rethink about not only how I can create impact cases from current studies, but also how to design new research studies.
Brilliant workshop, contents were well organised and easy to understand. Great course materials, with a good amount of activities to help put knowledge to practice
The training itself helped me to understand about what impact is, how to plan for it and the different ways of capturing the impact data
I have just had my 1:1 consult with Tamika and wanted to say thank you for facilitating both the training webinar and the consultations with Research Impact Academy and Tamika. I will be finishing my PhD in the next 6-8 months and whilst at first I was hesitant to sign up, feeling like I didn’t have enough to consider or plan for, I’m so glad I did. The training itself helped me to understand about what impact is, how to plan for it and the different ways of capturing the impact data. The consultation with Tamika was brilliant- Tamika offered me so many insights about what to do with my PhD work- I had some draft ideas but now it will be more refined, and I will be able to plan for capturing the evidence of impact moving forward.