Part 3b: Writing your grant like a pro - Structure and style of your grant narrative
|Course type:||Two-day grant writing course|
|Duration:||Two full-day workshops with assignments prior to and in between workshops|
3rd / 4th year PhD students who wish to pursue a career in research. It is advisable to follow this training much in advance (at least 3 months) of the envisaged grant deadline. This training is most useful in conjunction with the Rubicon Grant Writing Training. Ideally (but not compulsory), you have also participated in the courses ‘Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing’ and ‘From Chaos to Focus’. You will need to register separately for these courses (Registration links for these courses can be found below).
One of the main hallmarks of an unsuccessful grant proposal is the disconnect between what the grant author has to propose and how the grant committee receives the proposal. Typically, this disconnect is caused by two factors: insufficient writing skills and the unjustified expectation that the grant committee has as much expertise and interest in the topic as the grant author.
This training takes you stepwise through the main techniques of compelling writing. Among these techniques are: achieving clarity, structuring your argumentation, achieving cohesion and coherence, simplicity, motivating the audience, and using the proper register and tone. You will use the Summary of your grant proposal to practice these techniques and produce a grant narrative that is fit to convince and enthuse a grant committee of educated, yet non-expert members.
Writing Your Grant Like A Pro is Part 3B of our four-step series on grant writing for PhD students:
All courses can be taken separately as well.
Requirements for participation (compulsory):
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|Credits :||1.0 ECTS|
*PhD Scholarship students who cannot cover the costs with their PhD training budget can request a reduction in course costs. Please contact the Groningen Graduate Schools and we will inform you further.
During the course participants will learn to:
Keywords: Grant proposal, writing techniques, audience, structure, elements of style, reviewers’ expectations
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