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Course Detail

RD-QMA-034 - Planning and Writing Research Proposals (for HSS Researchers) (2-part Course)

All researchers (including staff and PhD students)

This workshop will be hosted online.
You will receive joining instructions via email 2 weeks in advance of the session and again 2 days in advance.

This course takes place over multiple days and you are required to attend all sessions.

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.

In this session, we will cover how to structure your case for support, as well as how to address sections in your funding applications related to research impact and your career development plan.

We will also discuss the basics of how to cost your research, and who to seek support from on the financial matters pertaining to your application.

Finally, we will discuss some of the common pitfalls encountered by academics when applying for research funds.


Late arrival:
If you anticipate arriving late, please advise us as soon as possible. Please note that the instructor reserves the right to not admit any latecomers.

If you require any type of assistance, whether it is with mobility, visual and/or hearing, please let us know at so we can do our best to accommodate you.


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

  • Know the essential components of a successful case for funding support.
  • Have had an opportunity to consider the scope, impact and originality of your proposed research.
  • Understand the basics of research costings and the financial aspects of your application
  • How to effectively communicate a career development plan in your applications.
  • Know how to identify and avoid common pit-falls in preparing your case for support, and the general application process (excluding any financial aspects).

Provided by: Researcher Development


Day 1

Date: Tuesday 24 November 2020

Venue: Webinar, Online, Internet

Time: 13:00 - 14:30

Day 2

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

Venue: Webinar, Online, Internet

Time: 10:00 - 11:30


  • Dr R Martins