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My winning proposal: Network to win a network grant

For success in the AHRC’s Research Networking scheme reach out beyond your current contacts

Top tips:

  • Networking grants should not just be talking shops for your existing set of contacts and identifying and gaining trust from new partners takes time.
  • Networks are excellent for bringing about cross-pollination of ideas; reach out beyond your own discipline and highlight the interdisciplinarity of your bid.
  • Be sure to secure letters of support from any commercial partners.
  • Look carefully at the organisational aspects of the project so that its timescale is realistic.

The Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Research Networking scheme supports researcher-led groups in exchanging ideas in a specified thematic area, issue or problem. 

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