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Appoint dedicated bid-writers

Appoint dedicated bid-writers

A model used a lot in the USA, universities appoint teams of bid-writing specialists who, familiar with different research bodies’ requirements and forms and systems, and experienced in writing and winning bids, translate funding academics’ bid ideas into application which stand more chance of being successful.

This would free academics from navigating different and unfamiliar systems and bodies; the time that goes into writing funding bids can then be better used. It would build a base of bid-writing/ fund seeking expertise (and usually success) which will help the university to enhance its research profile.