Many of our volunteers went on to apply for grants which paid for their work in adding new List entries, compiling Blueprints, running events, conducting research, and so on. We would love to see you join their number!
Many funding projects are a win-win-win situation. It’s a win for the DRL, because we get to expand, put up an event, release new content. It’s a win for the funder, because very often they are actively looking to showcase their commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the DRL is tested brand and a sure way to let them do so. And naturally it’s a win for you: a grant project will look great on your CV and you get paid! So, how would you go about getting funded?
Sources of funding
It is impossible to list all the specific places where you can find funding. However, we can offer you some guidelines that will help you search. There are broadly two sources of funding available to you:
Your own institution
Societies, journals, funding bodies
Once you have decided to start looking for funding, don’t hesitate to get in touch – we can certainly offer some advice and suggestions on the way, as well as help you identify the specific projects that will likely look attractive to a particular funding body.
Once you find the right funding source, you will likely have some applications to fill. We can help! We keep all of our successful past applications. If you’d like to see them, get in touch! We will be happy to walk you through them.
We also have a ready template for parts of your application. The information there is pretty much ready to be copied and pasted into your application, and includes:
- About the project
- The Team
- Current activities
- Sponsors and grants
- The website
- Project statistics
- Our contacts and social media
- Our impact and value for users, including numbers and quotes
- Our impact and value for volunteers, including numbers and quotes
Naturally, your specific application might not need all of this info and might have a much lower word count. Treat the template as a place from which to mine as much info as will be relevant in your specific case.