Fundraising, or grant capture, has become an increasingly established part of a career in the social sciences. Whereas, in the UK this process has become institutionalised, in other research systems grant capture remains less central. In this post for the LSE Impact Blog, Abel Polese reflects on his own experiences of academic fundraising and argues that for researchers seeking research funding, failure is relative and that rather than trying to game the system academics should focus on quality.
Reflections on academic fundraising: the art of getting there
For the LSE Impact Blog