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The benefits of using Research Professional

Find out about all the benefits of having an account with Research Professional, the University's database for research funding opportunities and news.

Personalised funding alerts

Get personalised funding opportunities that are most relevant to you.

Create and save funding searches tailored to your research interests and receive weekly alerts of new opportunities from Research Professional. The comprehensive database includes opportunities from funders in the UK, Europe and globally, covering all disciplines and all career stages. Search for funding opportunities.

Conferences and papers

See calls for papers from forthcoming conferences and scholarly journals in your discipline.

The service collates calls for papers from a wide range of conference organisers and journals in all disciplines and from all over the world.

The Conferences and Papers database provides a searchable function for researchers and scholars seeking opportunities to present and publish their research.


Research Professional has a searchable awards database going back to 2006.

You can compare winners and click through to the initial funding opportunities for a greater understanding of your chances of gaining funding.

The growing database includes awards from all the Research Councils, the Leverhulme Trust, the Wellcome Trust, the NIH, the European Commission Framework 7, and the European Research Council, amongst others. Access the Awards database.

Funding news

Get news, analysis and commentary on research policy, research funding and research politics.

This global coverage is delivered by their experienced news team. You can get fully personalised email alerts on their range of bulletins to stay informed about the things that matter to you. Get Research Professional news.

Research Professional news includes Research Fortnight, their fortnightly publication. You can see the latest and previous editions.

Know how

Get guidance on developing winning proposals from leading PIs and managers, organised by topic.

This know how includes topics on the basics, early careers, impact and dissemination, working internationally, big proposals, Europe, Research Councils and more, business and innovation, Grand Challenges, and research management.

Top funders

Get a summary of news and funding opportunities on the top funders.

This summary of top funders from Research Professional includes the Research Councils, Innovate UK, NIHR and DoH, Leverhulme Trust, Wellcome Trust, British Academy, European Commission, and the Royal Society. You can also access a calendar of deadlines on all the top funders.

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