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 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.
Award amount - This allows you to search for funding opportunities that are worth a specific amount. Depending on what career level you are at, you might wish to look for funding that is worth more or less.
The following criteria are less commonly used and are accessible via the "More Options" drop-down menu.
Date added - This option 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.
Country of funder - This option allows you to filter searches according to the country of funder.
Type of funder - This option allows you to filter searches according to the type of funder, whether you are curious about grants from non-profit organisations or public sector agencies.
Funder involvement - This option allows you to filter searches according to the type of involvement you are looking for; funding, participation or access to facilities.
Country 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.
Nationality of researcher - In some cases, funding opportunities will only be open to applicants of a certain nationality. This option allows you to filter searches according to nationality criterions.