ThinkWrite: Writing Targeted Grant Proposals
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 popular one-day Workshop, using the tried-and-tested, analytical ThinkWrite approach, gives participants the opportunity to expand their ideas on available funding sources and investigates what funders are looking for from a sucessful, stand-out Grant Application.
Who should attend:
Anyone needing help to start writing their first Grant Application
Researchers with experience who would like a more focused, strategic approach to applying for funding.
Identify the wide range of grant-awarding options, choosing the ones that best fit your work
Explore the underlying practice and politics that drives funding
Examine a variety of forms, understanding the need that underpins each box
Draw up a list of the components of an academic USP (Unique Selling Point), identifying how to evidence each claim with an application
Consider features of persuasive language, exploring the power that individual words can have to excite or annoy.
Experience being a member of a review panel, understanding the need for clarity if you are going to get your ideas across
ThinkWrite Trainer: Jakob Whitfield
Jakob has a degree in aeronautical engineering and a PhD in the history of technology. Since finishing his doctorate he has worked as a researcher, writer, and editor on a freelance basis. Jacob also has experience in voice training and public speaking. At the same time as understanding publication from the author’s perspective, he has seen life from the publisher’s perspective, working at CUP coordinating the digitisation of their backlist of academic journals.
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