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Researcher Development : Writing Targeted Grant Proposals



Education and Research


Education and Research

About this course:

Carefully targeting the right funding body, and selling your idea can improve your chances.

Writing the grant with an efficient process can also minimise the time taken and leave you free to get on with your work, or writing another grant.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Assess what a targeted grant awarding body is trying to achieve.

- Work out the key layers in the decision-making process associated with an individual grant.

- See how their proposed project can enable the awarding body to meet its goals.

- Identify novel ways of accessing funds.

- Critically analyse the questions in the grant request forms that they have brought with them to the course, so that they can give members of the reviewing panel the information they need to come to a positive decision.

- Introduce some aspects of project management and time management into their grant writing strategy.

- Build public engagement and communication elements into your proposal.

- Have guidelines for developing a feasibility study that can help assess whether their goal is genuinely deliverable within their proposed constraints - time, money, personnel etc.

- Have a clearer idea of the sums of money that they will need to ask for.

Who should attend this course:

This course is recommended for Research Staff.


This session is delivered by staff from the Researcher Development team.

What previous participants have said about the course:

"Gave a better understanding of what elements we need to focus on more when preparing research grant applications" Research Staff member in the Humanities.

Before the course:

No preparation is required for this course.

Learning provider:

This course is administered by Researcher Development; please contact for more details.

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