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ORCiD: Adding details of your funding awards

You may have heard of ORCID iDs but don't know what they are for or how to create one. This guide explains why you might need one, how to sign up and how ORCID identifiers are being used by organisations, publishers and funding organisations.

Adding your research funding to your ORCID ID

If you have received research awards from funding organisations, you can add these to your ORCID profile under the 'Funding' section. 

funding section

Click on the 'Add funding' to connect to a search and link function or to add information manually. 


Using the search and link function

Using the ÜberWizard search and Link tool 

Link funding

The ÜberWizard for ORCID tool will search for funding awards from over 200 funding bodies from around the world. If it finds awards that belong to you, the tool lets you import the details automatically. 

If the ÜberWizard linking tool does not find your research awards, you can add them manually by following the instructions below.

Adding funding awards manually

If the ÜberWizard linking tool does not find your research awards, you can add them manually by completing the form within your ORCID profile. Choose the 'Add manually' option as shown above. This will open up a form so that you can add the full details of each of your funding awards. 

manual funding

How will my funding be displayed?

As with all aspects of your ORCID profile, you have the option to make the information about your funding private, restricted or public. If you choose the public option, your funding awards will be displayed like this: 

funding view

UberWizard and ORCID

The ÜberWizard import tool allows you to easily search for research grants that you have been awarded and to link them to your ORCID profile. The ÜberWizard includes details of over 2 million grants from around 200 funding bodies from around the world. 


Image courtesy of ÜberResearch

Read the Press release about the Überwizard tool 

Help from ORCID on adding funding

The ORCID webpages have extensive help sections. 

Help with adding funding details to your ORCID profile is available here: Add funding 

UK and EU Funders included in the ÜberWizard tool (March 2016)

These are the UK and European funders currently linked to the ÜberWizard Search and Link tool in ORCID. The tool covers funders from across the world and more are being added. 

  • Action on Hearing Loss (Action on Hearing Loss)
  • Alzheimer's Society (Alzheimer's Society)
  • Arthritis Research UK (Arthritis Research UK) 
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
  • Breast Cancer Now (BCN) 
  • British Heart Foundation (BHF)
  • Cancer Research UK (CR-UK)
  • Chief Scientist Office (CSO)
  • Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
  • Diabetes UK (Diabetes UK)
  • Dunhill Medical Trust (DMT) 
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • European Commission (EC) European Research Council (ERC)
  • Innovate UK (Innovate UK) 
  • Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (Bloodwise)
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care (MCCC) 
  • Medical Research Council (MRC) 
  • Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA ) 
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS Society)
  • Myrovlytis Trust (Myrovlytis Trust) 
  • National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)
  • National Institute for Health Research unassigned (NIHR) 
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (NIHR CCF) 
  • NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NIHR NETSCC)
  • NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre (NIHR TCC) 
  • Parkinson's UK (Parkinson's UK) 
  • Prostate Cancer UK (Prostate Cancer UK)
  • Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
  • The Royal Society (Royal Society) Wellcome Trust (WT)
  • Worldwide Cancer Research (WCR) Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR)