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At ResearchGate we believe in providing meaningful connections and resources for researchers to focus and enhance their research efforts. We have added to our service information about awarded grants and new funding opportunities, so scientists can discover them easily to find their next possible funding source. 

Who can access and use Funding on ResearchGate? 

Currently, the information and functionality associated with Funding are only accessible by eligible ResearchGate members located in the United States. Some information and limited functionality are made available free of charge. Other information and advanced functionality are only available to researchers who have a paid subscription for Funding Plus.  Go here to see what features are included in each offering.

What additional features come with a subscription for Funding Plus?

Some information and advanced functionality are only available to ResearchGate members who have purchased a subscription for Funding Plus. Find out what added benefits you get with Funding Plus here.

How do I purchase a subscription for Funding Plus?

Currently, individuals can only purchase a subscription for Funding Plus if they are an eligible ResearchGate member based in the United States. If that's you, you can purchase a subscription here

If you're interested in buying a subscription for a group of more than five researchers, or your institution is interested in an institution-wide plan, please inquire here and we'll get in touch.

How do I search for funding opportunities?

To search for funding opportunities, visit the Discover funding tab.  You can search the complete text and associated keywords of funding opportunities by entering the topics or keywords relating to your project(s) in the search bar.

If you enter a combination of terms into the search bar, by default our search will try to match the term combination you entered to the most relevant funding opportunities. It will also fall back to results that only match one of the entered terms. You can use the common advanced operators "OR," "AND," "NOT" and quotation marks ("") to fine tune your search.

If your search returns too many or very broad results, you can further refine your search by using advanced filters. Click 'Filters' on the right-hand side underneath the search bar to select from the available filters. Selecting a filter will limit the search to results that meet the selected criteria.

By default, search results are sorted by relevance to your search terms. You can also sort your search results by expiring soon, published date, or funding volume by using the Sorted by drop-down menu at the top of the list. 

What is a funding opportunity detail page?

From a given search result you can visit the corresponding funding opportunity detail page by clicking the blue View details button. Here, you can find information about the funding opportunity, including a description, upcoming deadlines and information about who can apply. 

By clicking the Source button in the top right-hand side of the page, you can visit the original announcement made by the funding organization. You should always visit the original source or provider of a funding opportunity to independently verify all information about the opportunity. 

If you have a subscription for Funding Plus, you can also get insights about relevant previous awardees and previously awarded grants on a funding opportunity detail page, plus recommendations for similar funding opportunities. 

How do I save a funding opportunity?

You can save a funding opportunity directly from your search results in the Discover funding tab by clicking the Save button underneath the search result. You can also save a funding opportunity from the funding opportunity detail page by clicking the blue Save button at the top right-hand corner of the page. 

Saving a funding opportunity will add it to your Saved opportunities tab. This is where you can collect funding opportunities that you found interesting to come back to later. 

If you have a subscription for Funding Plus, you will receive email notifications related to your saved opportunities, such as notifications about upcoming deadlines.

How do I mark funding opportunities as not relevant for me?

You can mark a funding opportunity as not relevant for you by clicking the Not interested button underneath the search result in the Discover funding tab, or clicking the Not interested button at the top right-hand corner of the funding opportunities detail page. 

The feedback you provide by doing so will help us personalize your experience further. Any items marked as not relevant will be hidden from your search results list, unless you ask for them to be included by selecting the 'Include entries marked as not relevant' filter in the filter options.

How do I save my search?

Only subscribers of Funding Plus can save search parameters as a saved search.  To save a search, click the Save search button at the top of any search results list.  You can find all of your saved searches in the Saved searches tab.  

If you save a search, you will receive email notifications about new funding opportunities that match the saved search.  

Why am I getting email notifications related to Funding?

One of the added benefits of having a subscription for Funding Plus is that you get email notifications, for example about upcoming deadlines for your saved opportunities and new funding opportunities that match your saved searches. 

How do I turn off email notifications related to Funding?

If you have a subscription for Funding Plus, you may be able to use some features that enable you to receive related email notifications, such as notifications about upcoming deadlines.

You can turn these notifications on or off at any time by visiting your Email settings. By expanding the Funding opportunities options, you can select which emails you wish to receive.  Check the 'ALL' box next to Funding opportunities to receive all types of emails relating to Funding.

You can also click the unsubscribe link in an email to unsubscribe from all emails of that particular type.  However, please note that, even if you unsubscribe from all email types, you may still receive administrative communications from ResearchGate and/or its third-party payment processing provider, for example, relating to payment.

How do I manage my subscription for Funding Plus?

You can find information about your current subscription, including details about your upcoming payments in your Subscription management section. This is also where to change your billing address or payment method, or cancel your subscription.  

How does automatic renewal of my subscription work?

All subscriptions for Funding Plus renew automatically, unless cancelled.  That means your subscription is a recurring benefit that is billed on a recurring basis. 

When you purchase a subscription you will enjoy Funding Plus for the entire subscription period, and, at the end of the period, if you have not cancelled, you will be charged the same subscription payment amount, and the subscription will continue for the same period again. We will remind you of any upcoming renewal prior to again charging your credit card.

How do I cancel my subscription for Funding Plus?

To cancel your subscription, visit your Subscription management section.  Click Options in the top right-hand corner and select 'Cancel your subscription.'

You can cancel your subscription at any time, up to 48 hours before your subscription period ends. If you cancel your subscription, you will continue to have access to Funding Plus through to the end of your current subscription period, at which point your subscription will automatically end.  There are no refunds for partial subscription periods.  Cancelling a subscription for Funding Plus will not affect your ResearchGate account. However, if you delete your ResearchGate account or if your ResearchGate account is terminated by ResearchGate, any subscription connected with your account will automatically be cancelled (and there will be no refunds or partial refunds). 

If you cancel a subscription but change your mind later, you can restart it in your Subscription management section so that it automatically renews at the end of the original subscription period.   

What happens if I don't cancel my subscription for Funding Plus?

If you don't cancel your subscription for Funding Plus at least 48 hours before your subscription period ends, your subscription will automatically renew on the same terms as the expiring subscription, unless we have otherwise given you notice of any changes.  If your subscription automatically renews, your payment method will be automatically charged. We'll let you know that your account has been successfully charged and renewed. If your payment method fails, then your subscription will not be automatically renewed.  

We'll let you know prior to the renewal of your subscription (and before charging your credit card) that your subscription will automatically renew unless you cancel it in time. 

Where does ResearchGate get the information displayed in Funding?

Funding makes information about awarded grants, funding opportunities, and other related content discoverable on ResearchGate. This information is obtained from various publicly available sources. While every effort is made to ensure the information is up to date and accurate, we do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or availability of the information. You should always visit the original source or provider of a funding opportunity to independently verify all information about the opportunity. 

How can new funding source information be added to ResearchGate?

If you represent a funding source and would like to have your data included in ResearchGate's Funding service, please get in touch.

Who is processing my payment?

All payments relating to the Funding service are processed by the payment processor Stripe.  To learn more about Stripe, go here.  To see Stripe's Privacy Policy, go here.  

Where is my payment information stored? 

Information related to credit cards and payments are transmitted to and stored by Stripe Stripe retains this information in order to process and bill your credit card to automatically continue your subscription.  ResearchGate does not store your credit card information.  ResearchGate does store your billing address so we can generate an invoice for you.  Such invoices do not require payment by you, but rather are created as evidence of the credit card transaction for your records.

What terms of service apply to my use of the Funding service?

You can find the Business Service Terms here.  You can find ResearchGate's Privacy Policy, which applies to all of our services, here.