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Target Audience: For those who are writing research grant and have a fundable project in mind.
By the end of the workshop you will have a rough draft of the skeleton of the case for support, in the form of 10 key sentences. This is a practical workshop so come prepared to talk about a research project and be prepared to practise some of the relevant writing skills.
The workshop will cover:
- The grant writing game
- What makes a good grant application: why you need a magic formula
- The recipe – sub-projects, key sentences and the perfect opening sentence
Delivered By: Andrew Derington, co-author of The Research Funding Toolkit
PrerequisitesThe workshop is designed to start you working on an extremely efficient approach to writing a research project grant, such as a research council standard grant, that makes it possible to produce a case for support in 2 weeks. The case for support is the central component of a grant application. All the rest of the information in the application should derive from the case for support.
If you have a fundable project in mind at the start of the workshop, you should have a rough draft of the skeleton of the case for support, in the form of 10 key sentences, by the end of the day. If you don't have a fundable project in mind at the start of the day you will practise the skills of writing the 10 key sentences with a dummy project.
There are three things you need to do to prepare for the workshop:
First, it is essential for several of the exercises that you come prepared to talk about a research project. Ideally this will be a project for which you intend to write a grant application. If you don't have such a project you can use a piece of research that you have already or one that somebody else has already won support for.
Please come prepared to participate actively in discussions.
Please come prepared to write. There will be some writing exercises. How you write is immaterial. The important thing is that you are prepared to write, whether it be on a tablet, a laptop or on paper. Grant-writing skill depends on practice. An important aspect of the workshop is that it offers you the opportunity to practise some of the relevant writing skills.