University College London selects GRANTfinder 4 Education to maximise funding opportunities

Global leader and influential London research powerhouse University College London (UCL) is to begin using Idox’s GRANTfinder 4 Education software – a move that will be pivotal in helping the institution secure funding in a more timely manner.

GRANTfinder 4 Education will allow UCL to service all its funding search requirements from one place. The suite of products includes GRANTfinder, which will support the search of wider projects such as capital investment and spin-offs, RESEARCHconnect for UCL’s research projects, and POLICYfinder to help the team keep track of relevant policy to support funding applications.

Dr Jacob Sweiry, Head of Research Metrics, Office of the Vice Provost (Research) at UCL said:

“We took the decision to put out a tender for an online research funding opportunities tool following an internal survey of requirements, and the expiration of our subscription to another provider. Our key criteria were capability to search for up-to-date funding opportunities, sharing of information across defined groups and the wider communities at UCL, and to deliver these in a cost-effective manner. GRANTfinder 4 Education delivered on these key properties.

“As we move forward in developing our research management information systems, flexibility in the integration of funding opportunities tools into our systems is of fundamental importance. Here again, Idox indicated their willingness to work with us to explore our requirements and to support the development of this integration.”    

Rebecca Erskine, Director of Idox Grants adds: “RESEARCHconnect, in particular, is fast becoming a global funding information provider of choice, with over 50 institutions across Europe joining us over the last 9 months alone. UCL ranks 3rd at national level according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016, and 17th at a global level. Clearly, we are delighted to welcome them on board and look forward to helping deliver on their strategic aims, as well as our own long-term roadmap in aligning the identification and management of research funding.”

For more information on GRANTfinder 4 Education, visit: www.idoxgrantfinder.co.uk/education