The Centre for People, Innovation and Performance successfully chaired an event aimed at encouraging successful research funding.

On the 29th of November The Centre for People, Innovation and Performance, in association with the British Academy of Management ran a seminar titled: ‘Gaining Research Funding’.

Centre leader Professor Helen Shipton identified that a major challenge and opportunity facing Business and Management scholars is securing external funding to support their work and to demonstrate impact. We therefore devised an event that would draw upon the insights of leading academics who have been successful in attracting research funding.

Professors Greg Bamber, Nelarine Cornelius and David Knights; 3 world renowned academics who between them have secured several million pounds of funding, each gave a presentation and held a panel discussion in which they shared their insights and experiences on achieving research funding success, as well as identifying the pitfalls associated with particular funding sources.

The event was a great success, with academics from Cardiff, Hull,  Birmingham and Leicester attending and engaging in a lively debate  The event was attended by academics at various levels and stages, from heads of department, readers and senior fellows, as well as new scholars and some doctoral students. One attendee summed up the views articulated afterwards:

‘It was an excellent event, and a great learning opportunity …..’.

This is the second event chaired by the Centre for people Innovation and performance, and we will be running similar Research Seminars in the future. To stay up to date, and to find out about all future events and activities please visit our website:

Slides from our event can be found here: gainresfunds1116gbamber2post and here: v2_small-grants