Funding and Impact
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Funding and Analysis

​Below you will find some resources and advice about funding for research and what analysis tools are available to you to look more in depth in your research area. 


Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Gateway

The Alternative Guide (AGO) is a new web resource for current and prospective postgraduate students (any subject, any nationality) who are looking to fund PhD, Masters, and PGCE study in the UK through grants from charities, trusts, and foundations.

Access: Anyone with a email account can access this resource.

Research Professional

Research Professional is an extensive database of global research funding opportunities, and news content providing the latest information on international research policy and practice aimed at the academic community.

Access: Anyone with a email account can access this resource from here  

Analysis Tools

Journal, article and researcher based metrics

You can use Scopus to obtain journal, article and researcher based metrics. Please remember that, as results vary depending on the tool used, you cannot compare metrics sourced from Scopus with those of other citation indexes.

Alt(ernative) metrics

Cardiff Met does not have a subscription to Altmetric, but the Altmetric bookmarklet is free to install to Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Help and guidance

Please contact us with any questions relating to bibliometrics.