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    LSM_Grant-Writing Workshop

    Monday, 5 November, 2018 - 09:00 to Tuesday, 6 November, 2018 - 15:00
    Campus: Brussels Health Campus
    Faculty Meeting Room (FMR)
    Writing workshop

    By Dr. Julia Staykova-McKinnon

    NOTE: previously on 11-12 december but rescheduled due to a change in FWO Post-doc deadline

    Date & Place: 5-6th November, Faculty meeting room, Jette campus .

    Target group: graduating PhDs and postdocs preparing fellowships or grant proposals

    Format: instructor-led presentation, discussion, peer-to-peer exercises

    Duration: 1.5 days

    Free materials: booklet with authentic grant samples, PowerPoint slide show (in PDF).

    Language of instruction: English

    Max participants: 20


    Grant reviewers often say that many wonderful projects don’t get funded because the idea was not communicated clearly enough. This means that excellent science is not enough for writing a successful grant proposal. To get funded, you also need excellent grant writing skills. So how do you make sure the advantages of your work are understood and appreciated?

    1. Interpret correctly your application form and evaluation criteria: the focus will be on FWO as our sample, but conclusion will apply to all other applications;
    2. Use strong structure in the key sections, including State of the Art, Objectives, Methodology, and Work Plan;
    3. Provide clear, convincing answers to the key requirements of novelty, impact, and feasibility; Make a persuasive description of your research environment and collaborations;
    4. Prepare a competitive CV that presents your track record to the best advantage.

    The exercises in this workshop are based on excerpts from authentic open-access grants.

    See the PDF attached for programme details and the instructor’s biosketch.

    Register HERE

    Free of charge for PhD students 

    We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to lsm@vub.ac.be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list. 

    Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.

    Registration Rules: https://student.vub.be/en/phd/doctoral-training#registration
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