Do you want to get more involved in research grant bidding but are unsure how?

Have you got a lot of ideas for bids but never seem to progress them?

Do you have a great idea for a bid but are unsure what to do next?

WISERD can help you!

What can WISERD offer?

  • A system of promoting and disseminating research funding opportunities relevant to the social science sector
  • Project management of the research grant bidding process, including:
    • An initial meeting to discuss your idea
    • Guidance on potential funders
    • Development of a structured plan for submission of your bid
    • Assistance with the identification of partners for your bid
    • Support in preparation of the bid, from academic colleagues with a track record of developing successful bids for funding
    • Guidance  on defining capacity building activities relevant to your bid
    • Assistance with developing a strategy for maximising the impact of your planned research
    • Support from the WISERD administration team throughout the bidding process


  • We have a track record of developing and submitting bids to a variety of funders including research councils; government and charitable organisations
  • We are a networked research Institute and have strong links with HEI’s across Wales and internationally
  • We have expertise in knowledge exchange and strong links with government, public, private and third sector organisations
  • We have experience of the development and implementation of training and capacity building activities
  • We have knowledge and expertise in utilising large datasets
  • We have expertise in qualitative; quantitative and mixed methods research

What makes a WISERD project?

  • A commitment to high quality scientific research
  • A commitment to methodological rigour
  • A commitment to knowledge exchange and impact
  • A commitment to improving life in Wales and the UK

What do I need to do next?

Get in touch with the WISERD team at or by telephoning 029 208 79338