Successful funding applications are a team effort and require planning ahead. Learn more about the resources that enable you to submit the best possible bids.
Writing and submitting a grant application is a lengthy and complex process. There are expert teams on hand to support and advise researchers at every step of the way: from identifying funding opportunities to preparing a realistic budget, obtaining necessary regulatory and governance approvals and submitting your application.
Edinburgh Research Office
Edinburgh Research Office (ERO) are the University-wide team who handle all aspects of grant applications. As detailed in the new Intention to Submit policy (see below), it is essential to notify your Research Funding Specialist as soon as possible when you are planning an application, as they will be able to guide you through the process, ensure all relevant parties are notified and will in most cases approve and submit the application on your behalf.
ERO Insights & Intelligence (requires MyEd login)
Find your Research Funding Specialist (requires MyEd login)
Examples of successful applications to a range of key funders (requires MyEd login)
New Intention to Submit process
From 1 October 2021, all College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine researchers wishing to submit a funding application for more than £10,000 are required to comply with ERO's Intention to Submit policy. Please ensure you have familiarised yourself with this well in advance of your next funding application.
Please note that if the form is not submitted a minimum of five working days (for non-clinical trial applications) or four weeks (for clinical trial applications) before the funder deadline, approval will be required from the relevant Head of Centre to progress with submitting the application.
Institute for Academic Development
The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) offers a comprehensive suite for advice and resources for navigating the funding landscape.
Funding applications for clinical research have additional requirements and often costs. Our Clinical research page summarises the teams who can help and guide you through the process and lists links to forms that you may need to complete.
The College holds a number of funding sources for research with translational potential. Explore these, and the support available to access them, on our Translation & Commercialisation pages.
Commercialisation and company creation are supported by Edinburgh Innovations, the University's commercialisation service.
A Fellowship is often the first step in transitioning to academic independence. Some key Fellowship options available to early-career researchers in the College are described on our dedicated page.
If you have any questions about finding funding or the support mechanisms in place, please contact the Head of CMVM Research Office, Dr Jennifer Cusiter: