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ThinkWrite: Writing targeted grants

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University of Westminster

Room C2.14

155 New Cavendish Street

London

W1W 6UW

United Kingdom

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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 how to locate available funding sources in their own discipline, and investigate what these funders want to achieve when they hand over money. You can then develop a strategic approach to writing applications.

There are only 16 spaces available for the day - so please book early to avoid disappointment.

The Workshop will be run in collaboration with the University of Westminster and is open to delegates in all disciplines, from PostDoc to Professor.

During this six-hour course participants will:

  1. Develop an approact to searching for grant-awarding options and, examining how to prioritise grant-finding in an already busy life,
  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,
  • Some thoughts on the types of places you could go to find funding, and
  • Where possible, a grant application form, or guidance notes associated with an application (preferably printed, but it could be on your own laptop).

FAQs

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

The nearest tube stations are Regents Street, Oxford Circus and Gower Street

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?

We will provide teas, coffees, water and biscuits in the morning and afternoon.

The complexities of meeting everyone's dietary preferences means that with small groups it is much more effecient for participants to find their own lunches. There are plenty of options for buying your own sandwiches or meals in the venue and the immediate area.

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University of Westminster

Room C2.14

155 New Cavendish Street

London

W1W 6UW

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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