This was originally published on The Guardian Higher Education blog (28 November 2014). Please click below (or here) to read.

Please note, these guides are written from my perspective as an Arts and Humanities researcher and might not be 100% relevant to you. There is truly no one right way to approach applying for funding and your mileage may vary. That said, I hope you find something of use. I don’t want to perpetuate ‘survivorship bias’, so please read this post of mine about my general thoughts on funding & academia.