Applying for Funding Briefing

  • Wed 18 Oct 17

    12:30 - 14:00

  • Southend Campus


  • Event speaker

    Professor Diane Holt

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

The Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group is delighted to welcome Professor Diane Holt to our seminar series to talk about applying for research funding.

Event abstract

In this seminar Professor Diane Holt will be talking about various issues you need to consider when applying for research funding. Drawing on her experience of winning ESRC, British Academy, Nuffield, Newton and GCRF funds.

Diane will discuss:

  • how to come up with a fundable idea
  • how to scan various research grants and identify the most suitable sources of funding
  • tricks and tips in delivering high quality grant proposals to funders
  • reflections from her experience on the Newton panel and as member of the ESRC peer review college.

Speaker biography

Diane Holt (BSc, MSc, PhD) is a Professor of Management and joined Essex Business School in November 2013. She has published over 70 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers in areas such as green supply chain management, sustainability discourse, ecopreneuring, and the role of business in development. Diane has had many successes in large grant applications. She was the principal investigator on the ESRC funded Trickle Out Africa Project which considers the impact of social and environmental enterprises on poverty alleviation and sustainable development across the 19 countries of Southern and Eastern Africa. She is currently leading the ESRC-NRF South Africa PhD partnering programme SASIE (2015-2018) on social innovation and social entrepreneurship in association with Universities of Wits, Pretoria and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan. She also won a Newton Advanced Fellowship with Dr Silvia Pinheiro from Brazil on "Inclusion and formalization of Amazonian informal entrepreneurs into MNC value chains - mechanisms, partnerships and impacts".

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