Successful grant proposal writing is a fundamental basis to fund a career in research. There are plenty of national and international funding programmes with different funding schemes. Each scheme has its individual context and thematic focus, eligibility and funding rules, submission and evaluation process, and evaluation criteria. Thus, the detailed features and aspects of a successful proposal in one funding scheme are naturally differing from those of a successful proposal in another funding scheme. However, the process of how to work out these details is a common denominator to the different funding schemes. It requires skills way beyond the ability to work out a research idea in detail. Therefore, this workshop focuses on
a) how to develop your idea for a project into a sound work programme,
b) how to match it to the requirements of the funding programme and
c) how to facilitate the communication with the reviewer by presenting your
complex ideas in an easy-to-understand way
To achieve this, we will try out the RaumZeit Toolkit for designing and communicating your research project convincingly by working on your own research project. This may be a new idea for a real grant proposal or your current research project. Besides, you will obtain a lot of background information on different funding programmes, evaluation processes and potential pitfalls.
Dates and Timetable
Workshop times are 9:00 to 12:30 with a coffee break of 15 minutes at around 9:30. The workshop room will open at 8:45.
13.03.2023: SESSION 1
Funding programmes and how to read the documents
14.03.2023: SESSION 2
Develop your idea into a work plan (3.5 hours)
20.03.2023: SESSION 3
Communicate your project convincingly (3.5 hours)
20.03.2023: SESSION 4
Impact and Budget (3.5 hours)
Methods and Workshop Language
This is an online workshop including presentations, group work and individual work. Some “homework” will be provided for those, who want to use the time between the sessions to work on their grant proposal. There will be the opportunity to obtain some feedback – either in the group or individually – on the homework.
Technical and other requirements for a successful perticipation
Workshops in a virtual room have their own technical challenges. Please make sure, that you have prepared
Results to take home
At the end of the workshop, the participants will have the following results:
University of Potsdam
The calculation of the workshop fees for this workshop is analogous to that for a 2-day in-person workshop.
Dr. Sabine Preusse (RaumZeit e.K. Coaching Beratung Training) geophysicist, business economist (IWW), BDVT certified trainer and business coach, offers individual solutions for projects from basic research to product innovation, from the idea to the exploitation of the results. She combines scientific understanding with entrepreneurship and experience both as project manager and salesperson and provides both technological and personal development at the same time.