I've just finished my Doctoral Studies, and I'm currently in the process of producing an API tool for Molecular Dynamics simulations.

The applicability of this tool could be very wide, however, I need funding to continue development. How can I find organisations that fund work similar to this and how should I look for potential grants?

For context, I'm based in the UK.

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    @Dilworth academia.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3657/… is linked from the close reason; "In most cases a shopping question can be identified by fulfilling one of the following criteria¹: ... Naming one or more of the above would be an answer to the question. ... Evaluating, criticising, or comparing one or more of the above would be an answer to the question."
    – Bryan Krause
    Jan 25, 2022 at 16:47
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    @BryanKrause I guess I don't see why listing things is a bad thing. in fact, this is one of the most useful functions of this website. The explanation given on the Meta for this seem very unconvincing to me.
    – Dilworth
    Jan 25, 2022 at 19:34
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    @Dilworth This isn't a new conversation, it's been had numerous times over the lifetime of SE as a broader network. With a few exceptions, the consensus has been to avoid the types of questions that evoke lists, especially lists that are primarily based on opinion and/or are not constrained in length. I do think when building a community consensus on a multitude of issues it is highly unlikely that every person will be convinced by every consensus.
    – Bryan Krause
    Jan 25, 2022 at 19:38
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    @BryanKrause, building a consensus if obviously important. I'm simply explaining that in this case the arguments are unconvincing and inconsistent in my opinion. Indeed, every question requests a "list" of answers. The weakness of the arguments leads also to inconsistent decisions. See here for almost a similar-styled "shopping question": academia.stackexchange.com/questions/181570/…
    – Dilworth
    Jan 25, 2022 at 21:32
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    What could I do to make it no longer a shopping question? It appears to me that it is already a how question of sorts, an objective list of possible funders absent of any bias?
    – Connor
    Jan 26, 2022 at 14:36


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