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    Advanced Opportunities Search Criteria

    All text - This option will search all text for words entered. Boolean search terms will work here, and can be used to refine returned results.

    Discipline - Funding opportunities in Research Professional have been organised into a tree of disciplines containing several thousand terms from "Arts & Humanities" down to "Museum Architecture" or "Engineering" down to "Mining Safety". You can carry out a free-text search for your discipline or browse.

    Award Type - This allows you to search for funding opportunities according to how the award prize can be used. Searches for awards that cover travel costs can be specified, or awards that cover publishing costs, with tens of other options available.

    Funder - This allows you to search by the organisation providing funding. You can search for funders by acronym or full name; for example NIH or National Institute of Health.

    Closing Date - This search criterion allows you to refine a search by closing date; whether you are interested in funding opportunities that close in the next fortnight, or after a certain date, you can specify here.

    Date Added - This search criterion allows you to search for funding opportunities according to when they were added to the database; this allows you, for example, to search for new opportunities since your last visit, or to bring older opportunities to light.

    The following criteria are less commonly used and are accessible via the "More Options" drop-down.


    Publication Issue - This option allows you to filter searches according to whether or not they have appeared in our paper publications.

    Country of Funder - This option allows you to filter searches according to the country of funder.

    Type of Funder - This opton allows you to filter searches according to the type of funder, whether you are curious about grants fron non-profit organisations or public sector agencies.

    Nationality of Applicant Institution - You should only see funding opportunities which are open to researchers from the country that your institution is based in. However, if you wanted to refine this further, perhaps to ensure that a research partner at a foreign institution is also eligible for any given funding opportunity, then this option will allow you to filter searches according to the nationality of applicant institution.

    Annotations - This criterion allows you to search by annotation, a feature available to Networked level subscribers.

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