Compulsory/optional course: Optional
- Coordinating degree programme: Doctoral School in Health Sciences
- The course belongs to the following module: General Transferable Skills
- Availability of the course to students of other degree programmes: Yes, but subject to capacity
Advanced level of English
Course learning outcomes: The course participants will
- Master an understanding of the key components of generic requests for funding
- Master an understanding of how to develop and present their research plans and projects
- Be able to identify appropriate agency to whom they should submit their requests for funding
- Be able to draft a competitive grant application with its various subsections independently or in a project.
The recommended time of completion is during the first two years of the programme.The course is organised several times a year.
This three-week course aims to demystify the proposal and grant writing process and to provide a framework for successful grant writing success in an effort to improve one’s odds of securing funding. As the first part of a series of courses, we focus on establishing an understanding of how to formulate generic and donor-specific applications and how to appropriately target applications to reviewers. By the end of the course, participants will be better equipped to identify appropriate sources of funding, to draft high-scoring and successful applications, to navigate the application and submission processes, and to follow up with reviewer comments received from a donor agency.
Structured lectures and in-class discussions of the components of successful grant applications combined with writing exercises and instructor and peer feedback.
PASS/FAIL, 100% attendance required
12 contact lessons with three face-to-face meetings and 15 hours of independent/group work between the meetings. Maximum 16 course participants.