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Planning and Writing Grant Proposals


Getting funding for your research projects is and will always be a key success factor for your scientific work. However, the competition for the scare funding resources is tough. Investment in a convincing and well-organized grant proposal will increase your chances.

Jack Kraicer, former Director of Research Grants at the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), wrote an article about guidelines on preparing grant applications from conception to submission. It is online available here:

If you are currently planning or preparing a grant proposal, joining a peer coaching group might be a chance to get feedback on your ideas and your proposal as well as support you in sticking to your timeline. Find out more about peer coaching in the Career Impulse Session on Peer Coaching Groups – A Method to Achieve Your Career Goals (25 February, 15-17 o’clock).

Or raise your questions regarding funding and other strategic considerations during the Career Impulse Session on How to Succeed in an Academic Career (17 March, 14-16 o’clock).

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Author: Katrin Wodzicki

Hi, I am Katrin, the coordinator of the GGNB Career Service Unit.

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