Grants and Research Funding

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Information on Research Funding

The University's Research Services Office (RSO) offers the following Web-based resources for those looking for external research funding:

electronic Research Funding News (eRFN) (

This is a Web-based bulletin, updated weekly, of current research funding opportunities across all subject areas with forthcoming deadlines for applications. It includes an at-a-glance guide to deadlines and a searchable archive of previous issues.

Any member of the University who would like to receive a weekly e-mail, reminder summarising the contents of the bulletin, should e-mail with the subject line `join eRFN mailing list'. This service is only available to members of the University with an `' e-mail account. Subscribers also receive monthly updates about the contents of the RSO Bulletin Board ( which lists non-funding research-related information, such as details of conferences, training opportunities, and changes in the policy of major research funding bodies.

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Community of Science (

The University subscribes to the `Funding Opportunities' service offered by the Community of Science (COS). This is a fully searchable database of grant-making organisations world-wide, providing information about research funding across all subject areas. Despite the misleading title, this source of information about funding opportunities also covers the social sciences and humanities.

This service may be accessed by any member of the University with an `' e-mail account.

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Online research funding and information resources


This page on the RSO Web site collects together links to COS and other online databases and information services to which the University has access. These services provide information about current research funding opportunities and sponsors.

For more information about these or any other services provided via the RSO, visit its Web site at, or contact Ellen McAteer, Research Funding Information Officer (telephone: (2)70082, e- mail:

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