EMPIRICAL Research Development can provide a range of support including: 


Career development & guidance

Are you questioning your career direction? We can help to:

  • Understand your transferable skills

  • Define your career values

  • Map out your options

  • Develop an action plan

 

grant writing & CRITICAL REVIEWS

Do you need help with funding applications? We can help with:

  • Developing your project idea to fit the opportunity

  • Costing it out

  • Selling your story

Do you need another 'set of eyes' on your application? We can look at:

  • Readability – are you thinking about the right audience?

  • Selection criteria – are they addressed?

  • Structural and copy editing - does it flow?

  • Proofreading – the I’s the t’s and z’s!

  • Budgets and justifications – does it make sense and is it sensible?

  • Track records – right team, right expertise, right mix?

  • PO contributions – are they relevant, are they feasible, are they sufficient?

  • Eligibility and compliance – is it both?

 

Big bid DEVELOPMENT

Do you need someone to help you manage a large and complex application? We support:

  • Aligning funding opportunities & strategic planning

  • Proposal planning and development

  • Navigating administrative processes

  • Budget development & costings

  • Drafting of letters of support

  • Proposal flow and structure advice

  • Writing of budget justifications, track record sections, etc.

  • Critical and detailed review of whole applications

  • Liaison with funding agencies

  • Team coordination

  • Timeline management

  • RMS/RGMS or other online data entry

 

RESEARCH MANAGEMENT 

Do you need a part-time or short-term manager for your virtual centre or large project? We offer:

  • Strategic planning

  • Facilitation of collaborative workshops

  • Operational advice e.g. staffing, resource management

  • Budget analysis, forecasting & risk mitigation

  • Data collection and analysis

  • Milestone monitoring and reporting

  • Progress & Annual report writing

  • Governance meetings & minuting

  • Stakeholder liaison/engagement

  • Newsletters and web content management

 

WORKSHOPS

  • Grant writing

  • Career Development for Researchers

  • Research Management

    Or ask us about a topic you have in mind!