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Workshop “Grant Writing”, 29-30 January 2015


We are happy to invite to the next workshop on “Grant Writing for Scientists“.

Date: Thursday, 29 January, and Friday, 30 January 2015, 10:00-18:00, respectively
Place: GZMB building, seminar room 0.233
Duration: 2 day

Target group: Postdocs and late-stage GGNB doctoral students already writing or planning to write a grant application soon

–    Obtaining a thorough understanding of how successful grant applications are written
–    Learning to write readable texts in English
–    Understanding the reviewing process for grant applications
–    Gaining practical experience in writing and evaluating grant applications
–    Obtaining an overview over funding agencies and funding opportunities

The aim of this course is to familiarize participants with the strategies for writing successful grant / fellowship applications to various funding bodies. It consists of lecture-style sequences with active participation by the audience dealing with the theory of good scientific writing, the basics of grant applications and the principles of different funding bodies, as well as hands-on exercises on aim definition, structuring a workplan and writing a grant summary. Additional information and exercises on writing good scientific texts in English will deepen the writing experience

Participants will be asked to prepare a short “mini-grant application” (4 pages + Scientific CV) in preparation to the course until about week before the workshop – please take this into consideration when planning participation in this course. These applications will be evaluated by other participants individually before the course and in an evaluation session within the course and each participant will also evaluate 3-4 proposals by others in the 4-5 days before course start. This will provide extensive feedback for all participants on their applications, but most importantly, will provide a clear impression of the situation and the view of potential evaluators.

Information about the trainer, Dr. Christina Schütte, are available here.

If you would like to take part in the workshop, register here and write an e-mail to me ( About 4-6 weeks before the workshop, you will get more detailed information about the “mini-grant application”.

Author: Katrin Wodzicki

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

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