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Course Detail

RS411 - Research Funding Applications 1: Writing a research proposal (case for support) for Biomedical, Science, and Engineering Researchers

Audience: Postdoctoral Researchers, ECRs, Early-career academics

In this workshop, we will focus on developing and communicating a strong Case for Support for research funding. In it you need to communicate the rationale for your research and the project plan, together with outlining: your methodology, how your research has impact, the novelty and originality of your research idea. We will discuss how to communicate all of the necessary information in an effective and concise manner. We will also discuss other aspects of funding applications and processes, in general.

We particularly encourage those who are drafting applications for postdoctoral or early career fellowships to attend.

This workshop will not automatically award PhD skills points, as it is intended for postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical, science, and engineering disciplines. Senior postgraduate students who wish to attend need contact Dr Rui Pires Martins (r.p.martins@qmul.ac.uk).

keywords: postdoctoral fellowship, research funding, research grants, case for support


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

  • Know the essential components of a successful research proposal (case for 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.

Provided by: Researcher Development


Date: Monday 30 March 2020

Venue: Online - BlackbrdCollab, Blackboard Collaborate, Web/Online

Time: 10:00 - 12:00


  • Dr R Martins