Short Courses and Workshops

1-hour presentations/workshops

 European Funding Opportunities (H2020)-An insight on how to approach them.

This one hour presentation covers European funding opportunities in general and addresses the primary issues with respect to preparing a successful application for both single host and collaborative projects.

 Proposal Writing Skills – The art of a strong proposal

This one hour presentation covers the art of Grantmanship and is designed for all types of grant applications covering the do’s and don’ts when preparing a proposal together with the necessary building blocks, over and above the research context, with which to construct the application.

2 hour short courses / 3 hour workshops

 The Anatomy of a Grant Application – An introduction to research proposals.

This 2 hour introductory course is designed for students and early career researchers with no, or very little, experience in preparing research applications. It covers the fundamental structure and arguments inherent within any research proposal and initially develops the principle ways to achieve this – whilst at the same time encouraging the necessary overarching approach.

This course also provides a strong introduction for the following courses and workshops designed for those with some background experience as well as the more knowledgeable researcher.

 Impact and Benefit – How to present and maximise these aspects of your proposal.

There is an ever increasing emphasis on this aspect of research proposals; which many find difficult to address. This 1 hour presentation or 2 hour discussion workshop develops the techniques and strategies required to maximise the many and diverse arguments and justifications required to ensure the application is both structured correctly and presented in the optimum manner to be competitively ahead of the others.

 The Importance of Networking-How to be effective.

With an ever increasing emphasis on multi-disciplinarity, impact, dissemination, exploitation and outreach the network structure behind a research bid is an essential component to be competitive. This workshop presents an understanding these requirements and the basic principles behind the networking process; helping to identify key players and stakeholders as well as how to approach them.