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ThinkWrite - Writing Targeted Grant Proposals (Half Day)

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University of Westminster

115 New Cavendish Street

Room C2.05

London

W1W 6UW

United Kingdom

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Winning research funding is critical for building a career in research. Funds are available, but the competition is high, and people charged with the task of handing out the money have a responsibility to ensure it will be well spent.

Who should attend

Researchers who will play a key role in writing their next grant/fellowship application, and are interested in developing a systematic approach to seeking funds.

Outline of Content

The workshop will encourage a targeted approach to seeking funding. By working on personal examples, participants will explore ways of explaining how the their ‘good ideas’ can help the Funding Body meet its needs and goals. The workshop will then develop a strategic approach to writing applications.

Learning objectives

During the courses participant will:

  • Identify the wide range of grant-awarding options.

  • Explore the underlying practice and politics that drives funding, recognising how meeting them can improve the value of their research.

  • Create a research aim/question, and word it to attract the funding bodies attention and interests.

  • Map out the structure of the form, providing an efficient way of pulling needed information into the correct places.

  • Draw up a list of the components of an academic USP (Unique Selling Point), identifying how to evidence each claim with an application.

  • Consider features of persuasive language, exploring the power that individual words can have to excite or annoy.

  • Experience being a member of a review panel, understanding the need for clarity if you are going to get your ideas across.

Pre-course work

This is a practical ‘hands-on’ workshop.

  1. To make the most of the session you will need to bring the following:An idea of a project that you would like to carry out

  2. The name of an funding body who gives money to people in your area.

Where possible, bring

  • a grant application form, or guidance notes associated with an application (preferably printed, but it could be on your laptop).

  • any information that you can find about the body (annual report; publicity documents, etc) that is offering the grant, and any information that this body provides about the specific grant that you are hoping to get (call for grant application etc).

Participant Fee

Full price £125+vat

Early bird £99+vat (booked before 28 March 2018)

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University of Westminster

115 New Cavendish Street

Room C2.05

London

W1W 6UW

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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