What is Research Connect?

Research Connect’s extensive online database of research funding opportunities provides a massive recourse for researchers to carry out quick and easy searches in all disciplines from a wide range of funders. As well as this, Research Connect also provides a constant supply of current international news on research policy and practice.

As a member of a subscribing institution (The University of Aberdeen) you are free to access all content, create and save searches specific to your area of interest and share information with colleagues. Access the site free of charge both on and off campus. 

Register and/or Access an Account

When you visit RESEARCHconnect please select ‘Login with your institutional details’, type “Aberdeen” into the insitution box and then select “University of Aberdeen”.  

This will redirect you to a secure shibboleth authentication server where you can enter your usual University login and password details.

If you haven’t used the service before then a new RESEARCHconnect account will be created for you.

If you have used the service before then the saved searches and email preferences you had before will have been retained and linked to your University Institutional login. Please note your existing RESEARCHconnect password will no longer provide you with access to the site.

Video Guides / Training

ResearchConnect - Introduction video: access to research funding for research institutions and universities - YouTube

ResearchConnect - Walk-through Video Tour - YouTube


  • For more detailed instruction on how to use the Research Connect database use the ‘Help’ guide and frequently asked questions provided at Research Connect.
  • For feedback and support please contact Dr Andrew Phillips