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Rubicon Grant Writing Training

Course type: Workshops, with assignments
Duration: One Day
Audience: 4th year PhD students who are close to PhD defense or Postdocs who have recently defended their thesis. You have four dedicated parts of yourproposal ready before entering the course. Ideally, you have already participated in the three grant writing workshops before you enter this one (but this is not required).
Module information:

The last course in a four-part series on grant writing for PhD students.

Rubicon grant writing is a one-day workshop that logically follows the other three grant writing classes:

The training targets PhD students and postdocs who aim to submit a Rubicon grant proposal to NWO (or any other grant proposal that is similar to Rubicon and represents your first personal career grant as a PhD) and provides them with feedback on 4 important aspects of the grant proposal: the summary, the host section, the CV section, and the Knowledge exchange and impact paragraph. It furthermore informs participants about how the selection and shortlisting of candidates works, and provides other useful information and advice. There will also be plenty of time to ask questions about issues encountered while writing a first draft of the proposal. Trainers will not provide feedback on individual proposals.

Five days prior to the training you need to submit one PowerPoint slide that summarizes your most important aims for the Rubicon application. In addition, you need to submit the Summary of your proposal, your CV, Host Institute paragraph and Knowledge exchange paragraph, all in the Rubicon format, as well as 3 possible titles for your proposal.

Date and time:

October 12, 2018, 9-5 pm.

Registration: Register here.
Registration fee: € 200
Location: tba
Credits: no credits
Learning Goals:
  • Participants will learn how a grant review process works and how that influences the way a grant proposal needs to be written.
  • Participants will learn how to write a scientific summary for a committee of experts and non-experts – the do’s and don’ts.
  • Participants will become knowledgeable about how content and format of writing a grant proposal are crucial in convincing a review panel to judge their grant as fundable.
  • Participants will become knowledgeable about the different parts of their academic CV that are important to obtain a positive judgement by reviewers .
  • Participants will learn what elements can contribute to a convincing Knowledge Utilization paragraph by applying the ‘Story Board’ method.

Keywords: Grant review process, grant proposal, scientific summary, proposal content and format, CV requirements, Knowledge Utilization/Exchange

Responsible Organisation: Groningen Graduate Schools

Last modified:03 October 2018 12.22 p.m.