• Training Room

    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.



We are committed to ensuring our events and courses are accessible to all staff.

  • The session will take place on zoom
  • Auto-captions will be enabled 
  • There will be audience participation 
  • You are asked to keep your camera on 
  • You are asked to attend the whole session 
  • There will be a break
  • The session is relaxed – this means you can stretch, move around, stim etc. 
  • Digital copies of resources will be shared with participants at the start
  • Please contact osdu-equity@strath.ac.ukto discuss any further access requirements 

Cancellation Policy 

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* charge to your Department / School if you do not attend your place on the course. There will be no charge as long as you cancel your booked place before the event or notify our staff at osdu@strath.ac.uk that you can no longer attend.

A Department / School is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary prerequisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you are expected to attend ALL parts of the course.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of a course of 1-day duration or less. For some courses, there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking. 


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