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Climate Change: Global Problem, Local Actions

GRANTfinder team address the challenges of climate change after IPCC shocked the world with its report on the consequences of burning through the 1.5°C carbon target.

89% of Councils Opting for Alternative Funding Post Brexit

This article considers how local authorities may best attract funding to their local areas through applying to EU funding whilst the current arrangements still apply as well as considering alternative funding sources beyond the EU.

2018 Budget Breakdown

GRANTfinder team break down the Government’s final pre-Brexit budget in our latest funding and policy news article.

Horizon Europe: Building on the Success of Horizon 2020

On 7 June 2018, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas held a press conference in Brussels launching the Commission’s proposals for the successor programme to Horizon 2020 – Horizon Europe.

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How can Universities make the most of the Industrial Strategy?

Since the publication of the Green Paper, key stakeholders have been offering their feedback about its aims, objectives and approach via an extensive official consultation process. This paper considers these responses whilst exploring what the Industrial Strategy offers to universities and the wider sector.

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes in Preparing and Drafting Grant Proposals

In this article, GRANTfinder Senior Consultant Remco van der Zouw describes what he’s learned over years of working in grants consultancy and management.

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Gender Equality in Research: From Policy to Practice

This paper examines the most recent statistics relating to gender in research; the reasons why women ‘drop off’ the research radar; what is currently being done to tackle the issue of gender equality in research worldwide; and what could be done to improve the percentage of women in research in the future.

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Is the Ceiling Made of Concrete - Barriers and Bias faced by BAME Academics in the UK

This paper examines recent data relating to ethnicity in academia and research; what is currently being done to tackle the issue of racial equality in research and higher education institutions (HEIs); and what other measures can be actioned to improve the percentage of BAME individuals in academia in the future.

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