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Success isn't an accident ... it takes deliberate planning

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For all University of Portsmouth Research and Academic Staff

Some people seem to be remarkably successful at winning grants. Are they simply supremely clever, or have they an enhanced insight into the process? With some grant rounds giving as little as six weeks’ notice, your only chance of success is to have thought and planned ahead.

This is a six-hour course delivered by ThinkWrite. Through the day, you will work in small teams to build a micro application, combining ‘your’ interests and skills with ‘their’ needs and desires. You will also act as a panel, and begin to recognise the value of a clearly written proposal. Along the way you will consider how to imbed grant winning into a busy life.

This is a practical ‘hands-on’ workshop that enables you to:

1. Identify the wide range of grant-awarding options, choosing the ones that best fit your work.

2. Explore the underlying practice and politics that drives funding, recognising how meeting them can improve the value of your 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 you to fully prepare so that you 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.

To make the most of your day you will need to bring the following:

1. A few notes on a research idea, project or fellowship application that you would like to get funded.

2. An application form, or guidance notes associated with an application, from a funding organisation that gives money to people in your area of work. If you already know who you want to approach, then it is best to bring one of their forms/notes. This could be printed out, on a laptop or an online link.

Please note that this workshop is delivered by an external training provider. Each place is paid for by the University and there are only limited places available.

Date: 1 October 2019

Time: 9:15am to 4:30pm

Location: Grad School, Room 4.09, St Andrew's Court, Main Block

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