The pressure to win funding to do research is felt by nearly all academics worldwide. This book details strategies that you might adopt to get your research projects funded. It also explains how to manage your research projects once they are funded. It explains how generic university research funding mechanisms work so that you will be better equipped to navigate your way through the financial maze associated with various funding sources.

The Research Funding Pressure Cooker

In this chapter we explain what we mean by ‘research funding’, introduce you to some key concepts you will need to know, describe your likely position within funding systems and give you some pointers as to how to understand the contexts within which you may have to operate.

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