Research grant application writing

Professor Andrew Derrington, author of The Research Funding Toolkit, presents a one day workshop aimed at helping academics write better research grant applications:

  • understanding how research funding decisions dictate the content and structure of a grant application
  • practical exercises on how to design fundable research projects
  • develop writing skills to present your project effectively to any research funder.

Further details and course outline

What they said about this course:

“This is an excellent workshop. What I couldn’t learn at work in 18 months I learned in just a few hours. This course is worth its weight in gold.”

– UCU member, University of Glasgow

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