Be sure you can hit the ground running before applying for an Urgency Grant
- A quick call to the council will tell you whether reviewers are likely to consider your project as much an urgency as you do
- Ensure that everything you need to undertake field research can be ready to go when you start
- The process is less onerous than for other grants; you will get a rapid response
- Don’t omit basic grantsmanship; you still need to communicate the excellence of the science
The Natural Environment Research Council has replaced its two main responsive-mode schemes with two schemes—one for pilot projects, the other for substantial research—aimed at encouraging more adventurous research from scientists. The larger of these was profiled recently in Funding Insight.