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What is GRANTfinder 4 Education?

GRANTfinder 4 Education runs RESEARCHconnect, an online funding database containing thousands of funding opportunities for the UK research community.

RESEARCHconnect is free for everyone in UCL and allows you to:

  • use the advanced or freetext search function to find relevant funding opportunities
  • save commonly used searches, set up email alerts and create tailored reports of results
  • share and comment on funding opportunities with selected individuals or groups.

How can I access RESEARCHconnect? 

  • Access the RESEARCHconnect login page
  • Choose “Login with your institutional details”
  • Type UCL, and choose “UCL (University College London)” from the dropdown
  • Use your UCL log in for the Single Sign-on

If you have problems accessing RESEARCHconnect, or would like training on how to use it, please email Jacob Sweiry

Tips for using RESEARCHconnect:

  • If using Google to find RESEARCHconnect, search for 'GRANTfinder 4 Education' and log in via this page.
  • Use the RESEARCHconnect tool to find research funding opportunities (the GRANTfinder tool lists commercial, non-research funding opportunities too so make sure you specify research opportunities).
  • When searching for funding opportunities in RESEARCHconnect, select 'Individual' status under 'Who you are'.
  • You do not have to use all / any of the pre-defined search criteria questions: you can simply use the 'Text search' button to search by keyword(s).
  • The search results include closed and discontinued calls by default: you may wish to use the 'Status' filter to include only open and future calls.

Additional guidance is available under the My Resources  and My Toolkit tabs on the home page. These include a PDF user guide and helpful video.