10 steps to academic financing (and 3 not)


Financing and resources are rarely in equilibrium.

  1. Connections, connections, and more connections, talk to people (see don’t just stand there)
  2. Put yourself about, in real life preferably, and virtually too, related to above.
  3. Be creative!
  4. Be collaborative! include people, don’t ring face ideas.
  5. Connect problem, application, github, maths if needed
  6. Make sure you work as much as the project / # people involved
  7. Draw pictures


  1. Don’t write applications last minute, big companies don’t like it.
  2. Don’t include friends for no reason
  3. Don’t get too much money (you’ll have to redistribute it)