• Training Room

    Getting to Grips with Grant Writing
    Provider   Researcher Development Programme

    Participants will be introduced to grant writing and the process of writing winning research proposals.

Duration 1 half day

Course Type Webinar

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students

Participants will learn why research grant applications require a different style of writing from papers and theses. They will learn a formula for a good grant application and a recipe for producing that formula.
Course facilitator Andrew Derrington is author of The Research Funding Toolkit and has extensive experience of the research funding process from both sides. He obtained his first research grant while he was writing his PhD and his research was continuously funded by fellowships, project and programme grants for the next 30 years. He served on research grant committees for several UK research councils and the Wellcome Trust; the approach to grant writing that he teaches is based on his analysis of how grants committees make funding decisions. One credit is available for this course.

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Learn how research grants are awarded
  • Learn how funding decisions dictate the content of a research grant application
  • Learn how funding decisions dictate the structure and style of a research grant application
  • Learn a universal formula for a successful research-grant application
  • Practice writing key sentences for a research grant application.

Delivered By: Dr Andrew Derrington, Parker Derrington Ltd


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PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development

All postgraduate research students are eligible to access the Researcher Development Programme workshops. This workshop can contribute towards the PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).

You can find credit and class information in the Researcher Development Programme Handbook and in NEPTUNE (Engineering, HaSS) or SPIDER (Science).

Please check with your department or Supervisor to confirm if you are enrolled on the PG Cert RPD and how many credits you are expected to achieve if you are unsure.