Writing grant proposals is a demanding task because evaluation committees expect clear and concise texts. In addition, grant proposals differ in strucure and style from other forms of academic writing. This course focuses on the preparation of convincing grant proposals.
- Functions of grant proposals: planning, communication, persuasion, contract
- Refining research ideas; choosing and narrowing topics
- Section, structure of proposals: problem statement, aims and objectives, literature review, methodology, timetable, budget, etc.
- Differences between proposal writing and paper writing
- Characteristics of high quality proposals: clarity, correctness, consistency, conciseness and confidence
The participants learn
- what are the characteristics of high-quality grant proposals
- what are appropriate text structures for proposals
- which strategies help to accelerate the preparation of proposals
PhD students of all disciplines
The workshop includes lectures and excersises. In the exercises the participants analyse sample proposals and draft components of their own proposals
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|Requirements for participants|
|Proof of performance|
- Certificate of completion
Villigen, PSI Education Center (building OSGA)
|Number of days / duration in lessons (à 45 minutes)|
1/2 day: 14.00 - 17.30 (4 lessons)
|Course leader / moderation|
Dr. Philipp Mayer
Philipp Mayer received a PhD in the field of biodiversity research and he is a trainer for scientific writing. He has broad experience in research and in adult education.
|Number of participants|
Minimum 5 / Maximum 14
This course does not include meals. However, the staff restaurant OASE also provides external visitors with inexpensive and tasty menus.
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