Proposal Writing

22.10.2018 - 23.10.2018 | 09:30-17:30

Participants Learn How To:

  • View proposal writing as a competition in a marketplace of research ideas and as an instrument for career advancement.
  • Develop and sell a research idea by matching it to the goals of the targeted funding body.
  • Convince reviewers of the relevance and importance of the research idea.
  • Develop a work plan with milestones, deliverables and contingency plans.
  • Understand reviewers’ reading behaviour.
  • Engage the reviewer to advocate on their behalf to the review panel.
  • Comply with formalities and manage timelines and deadlines.

The course emphasis on the participants’ own research ideas – Participants draft a mini-proposal to be used for in-class training. The course includes relevant homework – Each participant researches a selected funding source, with the focus on understanding the funder’s perspective and policy. Instructors edit participants’ mini-proposals and give feedback on proposal structure, content and language use. In group-work, the Participants’ proposals are developed and receive instructors’ feedback. In-class activities help participants see the evaluation process through the reviewer’s eyes.

Dr Babette Regierer joins Science Craft for the instruction of the Applied Proposal Writing workshop. Her 10 years of professional proposal writing and international teaching and consulting experience encompass 200 proposal consultations and active participation in writing more than 50 proposals. This has informed her design and teaching of proposal writing courses at Pearls – Potsdam Research Network.
The easy-to-use reference and exercise books guide the students through all levels of proposal writing.

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