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Finding funding: How to summarise a research call

An appendix to the two-part series on spotting and sharing info on research funding calls

Having discussed how to and who should find funding in part one and sharing funding info in part two, I’m going to conclude with this appendix—not part three of two, my editor insists—on how to summarise an individual funding opportunity.

As a primer it’s probably worth reading through this article from the archive on how to read a funding call. In that piece I cover what elements you should expect to see in a funding call, what to look for, where to look for key elements, and what I called “minesweeping”. This is the detailed study of a funding call to identify anything that might explode and sink a bid if not spotted and dealt with early. Summarising a funding call isn’t so much about defusing the mines as much as identifying them and drawing attention to them as part of the summary.

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