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From the archive: Getting the most from town-hall meetings


Eight tips for funding-call information sessions and networking workshops

Major funders, be they national or international, seem to have been pushing towards larger and more strategic grants for a few years now. And these are often attended by town-hall meetings and sometimes networking sessions that aim to inform researchers of what the call is about and, in the latter case, facilitate partnership-building.

In August 2018, Funding Insight columnist Adam Golberg gave potential attendees eight tips on getting the most out of such events. His first is somewhat unlikely, bearing in mind his day job in research management and his having written this article after a UK Research and Innovation call workshop: “Don’t send research development staff.”

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