Workshops and training courses

Writing successful grant proposals

Thursday, 05. March 2020
– Friday, 06. March 2020

Room to be announced

Research Support

Dr Anja Eisenbeiß

Acquiring external funding is a crucial step in establishing a research career. Thus, this practice-oriented course will focus on the elements of a successful proposal. It is open to postdoctoral and doctoral researchers in the final stages of their dissertation from all disciplines who want to obtain third-party funding for their research project and have little or no experience in proposal writing. On both workshop days, we will discuss ways to find the right funding source for your project. You will learn how to formulate your research question and how to define your objectives, how to draft a convincing budget, what matters most in writing grant proposals, which pitfalls to avoid, and how the review process is structured.

As we will write parts of your draft proposal in small exercises and will discuss them with the group, participants are expected to bring a project idea they want to work on.

Contents in brief:

  • Seeking and finding funding opportunities
  • Formulating a research question and defining objectives
  • Developing and advancing a project idea
  • Drafting a budget
  • Avoiding common pitfalls
  • Passing the review process

Target group: Postdocs and advanced doctoral researchers

Course language: English (in the summer term 2020 the course will be held in German)

Date: Thursday, 5 March 2020, 9:00-16:00 + Friday, 6 March 2020, 9:00-12:30

Room: to be announced

Costs: 15 Euro (internal participants), 200 Euro (external participants)

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