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    SPIRAL - Attract Research Funding: Writing & Applying For Fellowships
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    Learn more about writing and applying for postdoctoral fellowships in this workshop - from planning and preparation to the process of application itself.

Duration 3 hours

Course Type Webinar

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Research staff / postdocs

This is a live online event

A career in research is exciting, varied and gives you the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of discovery in your chosen field, but it is a highly competitive environment and researchers from all over the world aspire to reach the top of the profession. If you are aiming for a career in research it is crucial to publish regularly, be independent and attract your own funding. You can start to do this early in your research career: if you are awarded a postdoctoral fellowship, not only will you stand out from the crowd, but you will demonstrate that you can propose innovative projects that attract research funding - this is a key requirement for a successful academic career.

How do you go about the process of applying for your own postdoctoral research fellowship? There is more to it than filling in an application form: you will have to propose and design an innovative project, identify a senior researcher to advise you and approach them about being involved in your project, convince the application reviewers that you are the right person, name referees and more. To be successful requires planning and preparation and you will need to use your network and be proactive. This workshop is suitable for postdoctoral researchers and will include case studies, individual exercises and the instructor’s own experience of successfully obtaining a postdoctoral research fellowship.

At the end of this workshop participants will have:

  • an understanding of what steps are involved, time frames, what a fellowship involves, international options, how to apply, the different types of fellowships available
  • planned out a project and application strategy using the unique Electv® funding planning tool.



This is an individual course and not part of a series.


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Delivered By: Dr. Joanna Young, Electv Training (part of The Scientific Editing Company)


Online - Internet access required. Pre-Course Information - All information will be provided in a linked online folder at the start of the course.