EARMA Conference Oslo


Finding funds made easy!

Personalized funding opportunities: Engage researchers in searching for funding opportunities.


Dr. Christian Jagersma


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    Paul Tuinenburg


EARMA Conference Oslo

Format: Oral 30 Minutes

Topic: Proposal Development

Session: C1 - Pre-Award: Session by Christian Jagersma and Paul Tuinenburg

Thursday 5 May 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (UTC)


In this session we will show how we solved and implemented this idea in the UMCU together with our partners. Unfortunately only a small portion of researchers actively uses the fund searching opportunities in our funding database (ResearchConnect). Our Research Support team is trying to support and inform all researchers about upcoming call deadlines but with over 1000 researchers and many deadlines and grant programs it is very difficult to keep track of all researchers and possible funding opportunities that are available. To increase the use of the funding database and to increase the awareness of funding opportunities we built a widget in our intranet environment (Microsoft Sharepoint) to compare the abstracts of a researcher his/her publications in our CRIS (Elsevier PURE) with the funding opportunities in ResearchConnect. The moment a researcher logs into the network, they will see a list of funding opportunities on their screen based on their own publications. This list is automatically generated and updated. The comparison is done by the matchmaking algorithms of Impacter, the generated results can be improved by updating the personal profile in PURE. The aim is to trigger the curiosity of the researchers to start interacting with the funding opportunities and the research support team.

We are happy to share our first experiences with you!