Research Grant Applications – Introduction, guidance and tips: Health and Life Sciences Faculties

17 May 2019, 10.00 AM - 17 May 2019, 12.30 PM

One Cathedral Square, room G.03A


To establish a basic and practical understanding of University and external grant application process with tips and guidance of how to prepare a good application.

 Who should attend:

ECRs with growing publication record, but little or no grant writing experience who would like to learn what to do next to establish a career in academia.

 Through an interactive workshop you will gain knowledge of:

  • why is research funded and by who
  • what you could be thinking about early
  • career development schemes, as an overview, to better understand your position within such career trajectories
  • where to start w.r.t. developing your aim and finding funding opportunities;
  • help and support available for grant development at the University (from costing to writing)
  • University and external grant preparation processes and requirements;
  • how awards are made
  • the typical grant application structure
  • features of a good and poor application
  • 5 tips for grant writing (Regional Programme Manager Dr Jess Eddy, NC3Rs)

Knowledge transfer will be supported during the event with Q&A, short discussion and group exercises to further enrich your knowledge and to share personal experiences across the disciplines

There will be a 5-10 minute demonstration of a tool for finding external funding opportunities. You may wish to bring a laptop to try the tool during the session, however this is optional and the weblink to the tool will be shared after the workshop including all slides.

To book a place, please register:  

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