Course Detail

RS411 - Writing your case for support for Biomedical, Science, and Engineering Researchers

As an academic researcher, finding financial support for your work is one of the key skills you need to develop. When submitting a grant or fellowship, your Case for Support is one of the most important parts of that application. In it you detail the case for your research idea; outlining its impact, your methodology, and its originality, often in a brief and concise manner.

This workshop is intended for postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical, science, and engineering disciplines who want to compete for a postdoctoral or early career fellowship. If you are a postgraduate student and would like to attend, please contact Dr Rui Pires Martins ( Researchers who are in the midst of developing a grant/fellowship application are especially encouraged to participate. These workshops replace the Research Funding Masterclasses previously offered to postdocs and ECRs.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Know the essential components of a successful case for funding support.
  • Know how to identify and avoid common pit-falls in preparing your case for support, and the general application process (excluding any financial aspects of the grant/fellowship)
  • Know how to identify good writing and research planning practise as it pertains to preparing a successful fellowship application.
  • Provide an impactful vision of your research strategy for your case for support.
  • Have a better understanding how to use language effectively in a funding application in order to meet word-count targets.
  • Understand the basics about the the Je-S system.

Provided by: QMUL


Date: Monday 25 February 2019

Venue: Rotblat Building G05, CH, Rotblat Building, Charterhouse Square

Time: 13:00 - 16:00


  • Dr R Martins