The University of Bath subscribes to *Research Professional, an online service offering an extensive database of open research funding opportunities as well as a wealth of research policy and practice news.

*Research Fingerprinting

*Research Professional has recently introduced *Research Fingerprinting, a new feature providing researchers with suggested funding alerts based on their published work.

Using advanced, highly-targeted algorithms, in combination with their industry knowledge and refined discipline taxonomy, *Research Fingerprinting generates personalised funding alerts matching research interests with funding opportunities from the extensive database.

Your weekly Fingerprint alert

A researchers’ Fingerprint can be activated to a Fingerprint Alert. This is a weekly email containing selected research funding opportunities matching your Fingerprint.

*Research Professional showcased this new feature at the University during our Research Week and provided training on optimising the information for both researchers and research support staff.

Lukasz Slusarski, Client Services Manager for the University of Bath, says:

It was a delight to visit the University of Bath during their research week and highlight how our newly enhanced features benefit researchers from all disciplines. With a strong culture of research at the University of Bath we hope this will be widely activated to further support the academic community with opportunities to fund their research.

Activate your Fingerprint alert

To activate or deactivate your Fingerprint alert log in to your account at: and go to the following page:

You can also fine-tune your Fingerprint as well as add and remove additional search criteria.

Alternatively, contact Fi Lang in RIS, University Account Manager for *Research Professional, to help create an account or activate your alert. Email:

See also *Research Professional’s fortnightly publication for a summary of the latest research funding news.

To continue with supporting researchers through our Research Week there will also be systems training for Pure, the University’s system for managing your research. This is taking place Thursday 19 September 12.15 to 13.05 in 1 East 3.9 which you can register to attend.

Research and Innovation Services (RIS) has a staffed display stand in the Claverton Rooms Foyer all week. This is to showcase the services and support available to the academic community for developing proposals, running projects and disseminating findings. Do visit us if you have any questions or want to find out more.