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How to write a convincing Rubicon proposal

The University of Groningen Talent Development team will organize training for PhD students and Postdocs who plan to submit their Rubicon proposal.

Please note : similar trainings will be offered well before each of the Rubicon deadlines.

Intended for PhD students and Postdocs who plan to submit their Rubicon proposal in the upcoming round.
  • Writing a compelling title and abstract, a persuasive host section, a competitive CV, and a convincing Knowledge Utilization paragraph
  • K nowing, engaging and convincing NWO-officers and panel members
What you should have done prior to the course start

A Rubicon grant proposal should be supported, both financially and in writing, by your supervisor in the top host institute of your choice. Prior to enrolling in this course, your host should have become aware of the financial paragraphs would you join his/her research group, and should have written the requested support letter – see the NWO website NWO Rubicon for more information.

Assignment to send in 1 week prior to course start :

Participants should have ready in the actual Rubicon proposal template:

  • title
  • summary
  • CV
  • knowledge utilization/dissemination paragraph
  • host institute paragraph

A temporary dropbox link will be made available for upload at least one week prior to course start.

Trainers Prof. dr. Ingrid Molema and drs. Heidi Disler
Dates / location

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Time: 9:00 till 17:00

Location: the Studio (room 0202) at the Academy Building, Broerstraat 5

Course fee

€100 ,- (including refreshments)

By agreement, an invoice will be sent to the HR department of your faculty.

Minimum number of participants 4
Maximum number of participants 12

For more information and registration please contact: or phone 06 8152 1326.

Please make sure that the subject line of your email message contains the words ’registration Rubicon Course …’, together with the course date!

Last modified:14 May 2019 11.11 a.m.