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MMU launches its first Grants Academy!

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Applications are now open for the first MMU Grants Academy!

 What is the Grants Academy?

 The Grants Academy is an intensive 6-week programme designed to teach applicants more about how to submit successful grant applications to UK Research Councils and other prestigious research funding agencies, as well as increasing the likelihood of a successful applications through support and guidance throughout the bid writing process.

 Based on venues on (or near to) MMU’s All Saints campus in Manchester, participants will benefit from the following:

 Training sessions covering the overview of the funding landscape

  • Training on all aspects of preparing and writing a bid
  • Support of an external bid writing expert
  • Drop in sessions with on hand assistance from Research Development Managers
  • Mock peer review sessions
  • chance to work with an academic mentor drawn from MMU’s existing staff
  • Space and time to develop bid
  • Library of successful proposals
  • Small travel grant

Armed with everything they need to submit a bid, participants will submit a completed bid within the following 9-12 months. Applicants must be able to attend the entirety of the course and a second cohort should take place in Spring Term 2015.

 Who is the academy for?

 This course is aimed at academic staff at MMU for those who feel they could learn more about writing proposals. They should have an idea of a project that requires funding.

 They should be committed to writing a successful grant proposal and are able to dedicate the time needed to complete the programme.

For more information on the Grants Academy, including dates and criteria, and to apply please go to the RKE Intranet (You will need your MMU staff log in details to access the RKE Intranet, as this is a secure website. This site works best when opened a in Google Chrome browser) at or contact Laura Peters ( or )


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