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    The simple way to put funding opportunities on your university’s own web pages

    Embeds are the simple way for Networked *Research Professional subscribers to insert customised lists of funding opportunities from the site into their own web pages.

    Go to one of your workgroups, get a snippet of code, paste it into your web page and you will have a list of the latest opportunities which is always up-to-date. It’s as simple as adding a YouTube video to a page. 

    Administrators can customise the lists as much as they want, using their saved searches so they can have a list of new opportunities in nanotechnology or sociology, or from the UK research councils. All search criteria are supported.

    To generate an Embed, simply visit a Workgroup in which you have Admin rights, open the Actions menu, and select 'Embed searches'. Copy the code that is displayed to you into your own web page to see a feed of opportunities generated from all of the searches posted on that Workgroup. 

    Embeds are fuss-free
    • Work on any web page through an iframe 
    • Work on mobile and desktop 
    • Complies with WCAG AA accessibility guidelines 
    • Not limited to your intranet - you can put them on your public webpages too 
    • Update automatically - no need to curate a list of funding opportunities 
    • Users don’t need to click through to the main *Research Professional website to get the full details of an opportunity that interests them 
    • The newest funding opportunities are shown at the top of the list, so users who check the page occasionally don’t waste their time scanning items they have seen before 
    • You don’t have to have other material on the page. You can just as well devote an entire web page to the opportunities
    • Embeds will work with any website CMC provided it supports iframes.
    A typical snippet of code for an Embed will look like this
    src=’’frameborder=’0’ title=’Funding from

    Embedded funding opportunities are shown in an iframe. Old problems with iframes have been avoided by following the principles that have made YouTube videos and Google maps so popular:

    • Making the back button redundant
    • Neutral visual language
    • Responsive design

    The funding opportunities in the iframe are responsive, but users control the dimensions of the iframe itself. Users can determine within the CMS whether the iframe changes in width as the width of the browser changes.

    Access to embedded funding opportunities is restricted by IP address. This is the same method we use to enable guest access to the main *Research Professional website; we have user IP ranges already. Where an Embed is used on a public web page and the user is off campus, they will also receive a message asking them to try again when they are back on campus.

    It is possible to set up the iframe to change in width as the width of the browser window changes. This can be achieved by adding in some custom HTML and CSS to the page.

    Please see the tutorials of how to do this, here:


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