April 2nd
April 3rd
Career Development Course

Writing research applications and grant proposals

Grant-Writing Skills for Early-Career Researchers: Focus on Fellowships and Grant Proposals

Grant reviewers often say that many wonderful projects do not get funded because the idea was not communicated clearly enough. Excellent science is not enough for writing a successful grant proposal. To get funded, you also need excellent grantsmanship. So how do you make sure the advantages of your work are understood and appreciated?

Course in English
Registration deadline



In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  1. Interpret correctly your application form and evaluation criteria;
  2. Use strong structure in the key proposal sections: State of the Art, Objectives, and Methodology;
  3. Provide clear, convincing answers to the key requirements of novelty, feasibility, research significance and impact;
  4. Make a persuasive description of your expertise, research environment, and collaborations; 
  5. Write an attractive abstract that conveys your key messages.
  6. Restructure your academic CV to maximise on your strengths.

Exercises in this workshop are based on excerpts from open-access, recently funded grants. They provide examples of best practice and fresh ideas that worked well for other scholars. 



Practical Informations

Practical Informations

Format: instructor-led presentation, active group discussion, small group exercises 

Duration: 1.5 days; 9:00-16:00 + 9:00-13:00

Free materials: booklet with case studies, PowerPoint slide show (in PDF).

Language of instruction: English

Practical information: 2 April, 9:00-16:00 & 3 April 9:00-13:00 /Annexes BDD 1 & 2

Selection result
25 March 2019
There is no registration fee for this course
Annexes BDD 1 & 2
Annexes BDD 1 & 2
11-13 Rue Pierre Marie Curie
75005 Paris

Maximum Number of Participants

20 people

Number of Participants


Selection Criteria

First come, first served - priority to researchers applying for funding; post-docs, and PhD students in their 3rd year




Julia Staykova (Scriptorium Consulting)