Failed funding applications are inevitable, but perseverance can pay dividends.
Science costs money. How do researchers secure grants and manage the financial resources available to do good work, keep their labs afloat, and make the best of what they have?
Learn how to make your money last longer and how to get more of it in this special collection, which includes a six-part podcast series offering practical advice to early career researchers about the wider funding landscape and how to land a grant.
This series also includes six separate slots sponsored by and featuring the work of the European Research Council (ERC).
Colin Evans adopted four principles to secure funding after his first postdoctoral fellowship application was unsuccessful.
Experienced scientists reveal how to avoid application pitfalls to submit successful proposals.
If you want an astronaut to run your experiment alongside their many other responsibilities, keeping it simple is the key.
Agreement between funding agencies, universities and other stakeholders builds on an earlier document to address new concerns and challenges in science.
Joe Luchsinger shares his advice on advocating for science investment.
Gifts from pioneering philanthropists have equipped the US state for a frontline battle against some of the world’s deadliest diseases.
Analysis of internal documents shows that promotions and tenure largely depend on metrics such as the number of publications and citations.
Six early-career researchers offer advice on how to secure a permanent contract in academia, and then make the most of it.
Scientists in areas that lack basic provisions — including dependable electricity, water supplies and funding — do research that has a high societal impact. Five people describe the challenges they face.
The US National Science Foundation is expanding an internship programme for graduate students.
Getting hold of the right equipment can be costly, so here’s a primer for cash-strapped principal investigators.
Recycling leftover chemicals and equipment slashes energy bills and boosts research budgets.
Julie Gould investigates the importance of advance planning when you're preparing a funding application.
Elizabeth Pier tells Julie Gould about her research into agreement levels among reviewers evaluating the same NIH grant applications.
Expert advice on how to get the details of a grant submission right, and planning for "curveball questions" if you are asked to deliver an oral presentation.
How governments decide when to boost basic research funding, and when to scale back support.
Many grant funding decisions are random, with luck playing a large part. How can the system be improved, particularly when funds are tight?