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ThinkWrite: Writing targeted grants

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Baden-Powell House

65-67 Queen's Gate

South Kensington

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SW7 5JS

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Most academic research is funded through grants and fellowships. Winning them, therefore, becomes a critical step in developing a career and building a research team. 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.

This one-day Workshop, gives participants the opportunity to expand their ideas on available funding sources, and investigate what funders want to achieve when they hand over money. You can then develop a strategic approach to writing applications.

There are only 12 spaces available for the day - so please book early to avoid disappointment.

The Workshop will be run in collaboration with the Institute of Cancer Research and is open to delegates in all STEM disciplines at Fellow, New Lecturer and Junior Group Leader level.

During this six-hour course participants will:

  1. Identify the wide range of grant-awarding options, choosing the ones that best fit their work.
  2. Explore the underlying practice and politics that drives funding, recognising how meeting them can improve the value of their research.
  3. Create a research aim/question, and word it to attract the funding bodies attention and interests.
  4. Use SMART objectives to ensure that it can be delivered if the grant is awarded.
  5. Examine a variety of forms, understanding the need that underpins each box, thus helping applicants to fully prepare so that they are ready to provide all the expected information.
  6. Map out the structure of the form, providing an efficient way of pulling needed information into the correct places.
  7. Draw up a list of the components of an academic USP (Unique Selling Point), identifying how to evidence each claim with an application.
  8. Consider features of persuasive language, exploring the power that individual words can have to excite or annoy.
  9. Experience being a member of a review panel, understanding the need for clarity if you are going to get your ideas across.

Pre work:

This is a practical ‘hands-on’ workshop. To make the most of your day you will need to bring the following:

  • An idea of a project that you would like to do and could be funded by this grant-awarding body.
  • Where possible, a grant application form, or guidance notes associated with an application (preferably printed, but it could be on your own laptop).
  • Please bring 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).

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What are my transport options for getting to and from the event?

The nearest tube stations are Gloucester Road and South Kensington

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email us at enquiries@thinkwrite.biz

or visit www.thinkwrite.biz

What's the refund policy?

We are happy to refund fees through Eventbrite up to 30 days before the workshop. After that we are only in a position to refund fees if we can fill the place.

Are lunch and refreshments provided?

Yes. Please send an email to enquiries@thiinkwrite.biz if you have any specific dietry requirements. Please advise us at least one week before the Workshop.

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Baden-Powell House

65-67 Queen's Gate

South Kensington

London

SW7 5JS

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