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Grant Writing for Scientists

June 4 @ 9:00 June 5 @ 17:00

Target group: Postdocs – Faculty of Medicine (EQUIP)

Pre-requisites: Pre-work: Please note that this workshop includes mandatory pre-work. Participants will be asked to prepare a short “mini-grant application“ (4 pages + Scientific CV) in preparation to the course, which will be due approx. 1 week before the start of the

Methods: The course 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.

Writing a proposal means promoting your science! With your proposal you need to convince the reviewers that your project is more relevant, more important and more promising than those of your competitors and that hence the money should be going to you. This is not easily done and there are several do’s and don’ts to consider. The aim of this course is to familiarize participants with the strategies for successful grant applications to various funding bodies.

• Structure of grant applications and strategies for writing successful grant applications
• Principles of good scientific writing in English and introduction to general writing techniques
• Typical mistakes in writing Grant Applications
• Evaluation Procedures
• Introduction to the funding opportunities and special conditions of various funding bodies
• Best Practice-Models

Participants will:
• get introduced to general writing techniques
• learn strategies for writing successful grant applications
• write part of a grant application
• be introduced to the funding opportunities and special conditions of various funding bodies (i.e. BMBF, DFG, EU)
• learn evaluation procedures and evaluate the texts produced in the group

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