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.

Getting to Know the Funding Agencies

In this chapter we introduce you to the generic forms of external funding agencies - and describe their general characteristics.

What are the main sources of funding?

Generally speaking, funds will be available from the following types of sources, which we elaborate on later:

  • Your own university.
  • Government research funding organisations. The job of these ...
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