What is ResearchConnect?

ResearchConnect is an extensive online database of research funding opportunities, providing a huge resource for researchers to carry out quick and easy searches in all disciplines and across a wide range of funders. ResearchConnect also provides information on current national and international news relevant to research policy and practice.

As a members of a subscribing institution, University of Aberdeen staff can access all ResearchConnect content, create and save searches in specific fields and share information with colleagues. ResearchConnect is accessed via the web and so is available to access both on and off campus. 

Register and/or access an account

When you visit ResearchConnect please select ‘Login with your institutional details’ and select “University of Aberdeen”.  

You will be redirected to a secure shibboleth authentication server where you can enter your existing University login and password.

If you have not used the service before a new ResearchConnect account will be created for you.

If you have used the service previously any saved searches and email preferences will have been retained. 

Video guide 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 ResearchConnect database please refer to the ‘Help’ guide and frequently asked questions provided at ResearchConnect.
  • For feedback and support please contact Gillian Cooper