Research Professional is a comprehensive funding opportunities database which offers researchers the opportunity to search for research funding in all disciplines from a wide range of sponsors in the UK and overseas. The database features an easy-to-use interface and powerful searching and customisation tools that are designed to assist researchers in their search for research funding.
The Office of Grants and Contracts subscribes to the Research Professional database and use is free of charge for all University members. From any computer within the University network, you can start searching directly by going to http://www.researchprofessional.com, where you can also "Register" and have your own account.
Using the Database
Once you have entered the website, you can click on Help button in the upper right hand corner; this section contains a Quick Start Guide, which is a good reference point for instructions on how to use the database, set up an account and customize your searches. A video introduction is also available showing how to use some basic functions of the website.
Searches can be sorted by sponsor (from A to Z from all over the world) or by discipline (as broad or specific as you choose), or you can run a multiple search combining various criteria at the same time.
To manage your searches more effectively, you need to open a personal account. This allows you to:
Access to Research Professional
Should you need any assistance in setting up your profile and funding alerts please do not hesitate to contact OGC.