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[Online] Grant Writing for life science Postdocs (Part 3)


20.02.2023 von 09:00 bis 17:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)



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0641 99 47208



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16.01.2023: 9 - 13 Uhr

17.01.2023: 9 - 13 Uhr

Follow Up:

20.02.2023: 9 - 17 Uhr


Location:             Zoom



Participants will:
- learn strategies for writing successful grant applications
- get introduced to general writing techniques
- write a short grant application
- be introduced to different the funding opportunities
- learn evaluation procedures and evaluate the texts produced in the group
- receive feedback on their individually prepared texts

Workshop description
The aim of this course is to familiarize participants with the strategies for writing successful grant / fellowship applications to various funding bodies. It consists of lecture-style sequences with active participation by the audience dealing with the theory of good scientific writing, the basics of grant applications and the principles of different funding bodies, as well as hands-on exercises on aim definition, structuring a workplan and writing a grant summary. Additional information and exercises on writing good scientific texts in English will deepen the writing experience.
In the online version of the workshop, participants will take part in two half day online seminars (about 4 hours each) in which the topics are discussed and deepened in exercises. This will be followed by another online event approx. 4 weeks later for the evaluation exercise.
Between the two workshop blocks, participants will be asked to prepare a short “mini-grant application” (3-5 pages + Scientific CV). These applications will then be sent to a group of other participants to be evaluated individually before the course. In the final session, groups of participants will then join their impressions on the proposals they evaluated previously, acting as a funding panel. They will produce a feedback from to be handed back to the applicant and will also be asked to rank the proposals internally. This will provide extensive feedback for all participants on their applications, but most importantly, will provide a clear impression of the situation and the view of potential evaluators, which is extremely important to have when writing proposals. The tutor will also provide short feedback on the mini grants for all applicants.


Lecture style input, individual and group work, discussions and trainer feedback. The workshop will be held via Zoom.


Target group:
PhD students and Postdocs

Maximum number of 16 participants.


please register here:

Registration deadline: 12.01.2023

Please note that your registration is binding. You may cancel your registration up to three days before the beginning of the course without providing specific reasons.


Postdoctoral Programme of the PCMO@GGL


Martin Blaser

Phone: 0641 99 47208