The’ Research Whisperer’ is a blog “dedicated to the topic of doing research in academia. We talk about finding funding, research culture, and building academic track-records”. The writers are based in Australia but much of their advice on bid-writing and research culture ring equally true here in the UK context. A recent post on the need to maintain quality whilst “cooking up” a research application particularly caught my eye.
See The Research Whisperer site: Golden-brown grant applications.