Advice on writing a successful funding application

Making a funding application can seem daunting. What does your potential funder need to know about you and your project? What will make your application stand out from the crowd? Most importantly, how can you ensure that your application will secure funding for your research project?

Below some of our postgraduate students who have successfully applied for research project funding share their top tips for writing funding applications.

First things first…

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