Cactus Communications (CACTUS), a science communication and technology company, announced a strategic partnership with scientifyRESEARCH today that aims to support researchers and universities worldwide in navigating the grant application process with GrantDesk. The partnership will provide researchers and universities with a holistic approach to grant funding, making it more accessible and efficient for them. With easier access to grant opportunities and expert support, scientists and scholars will be able to focus on their core research and reduce the complexities of securing funding.
With the best-in-class academic funding database, scientifyRESEARCH helps researchers find the best sources of funding available. With smart search filters, it allows researchers to identify eligible grants according to their unique needs such as career stage, geography, nationality, and subject areas. GrantDesk’s application co-creation process then increases the chances of funding for researchers by pairing the researcher with a grant expert for that funding opportunity.
Commenting on the partnership, Abhishek Goel, CEO and Co-Founder, CACTUS, said “The complexities of securing research funding and applying for research grants have long been a challenge for individual researchers and institutions alike due to factors like economic pressures, a shifting political climate, reduced research budgets, etc. In today’s fiercely competitive academic funding landscape with dwindling acceptance rates, there is a critical need for expert assistance in grant applications.”
He added, “Through this partnership, we want to provide indispensable support to researchers to help them navigate these challenging funding waters. By streamlining the grant application process and offering expert support, we are committed to empowering researchers, scientists, scholars, and universities to increase chances of success by reducing delays and elevating proposals.”
Kate Gardner, co-founder of scientifyRESEARCH, added, “We are delighted to announce this partnership. At scientifyRESEARCH, our funding database helps researchers quickly find the best-suited funding. The next step is securing funding with a strong application. With GrantDesk, we can now provide researchers with the necessary resources to find funding and get the funding. Together, we can help even more researchers.”
GrantDesk by CACTUS aims to transform the way researchers approach proposal development and academic grant applications. CACTUS has supported 4,500 applications to all major funders over 20 years.