Today, the worthy winners of Gradconsult’s first ever microgrants scheme are being informed of their success. Established to help new researchers and early career academics get a ‘foot in the door’ with funding bids, our microgrants are providing them with a track record to go on and secure larger funding bids to conduct research in their field.
The five admirable winners who were chosen from a huge pool of strong entries will be given their prizes at an official event to take place in May, when they will be invited to Sheffield to meet the team and celebrate their achievement in the heart of the Steel city.
We are delighted that the microgrants scheme has really captured the imagination and passion of those who applied, with hundreds of worthy projects being put before our judging panel, which meant many excellent projects were unfortunate not to make the cut.
It is fair to say that the Gradconsult team, specialists in graduate recruitment, learning and development, are extremely excited when we hear about some of the fantastic ideas and inspiring projects that new researchers want to get involved with.
It is tough for new researchers or early career academics to get projects funded when they don’t necessarily have a track record, so we are delighted to be able to help and support them.
Full details of the winners and their projects will be announced next month, so keep an eye out for more details coming soon.
The team look forward to sharing their stories.