This week, Phil Ward illuminates the much-feared shadowland of costings with nine handy tips for researchers. Chris Thomas, a biologist who led the University of York’s winning bid for a £10-million Leverhulme Research Centre, explains why big globe-spanning collaborations are not always the way to go for large funding calls. Finally, we profile what is currently the only scheme accepting university-led bids in the Transforming Construction Challenge of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
This week in Funding Insight
Most researchers are only too happy to leave costing of proposals to the research office and that is fair enough, says Phil Ward. However, if you want to be sure that there are no mistakes that could scupper your bid, there are nine crucial things to know.