Fachbereich
Kurse der PSI-Akademie
K 933E 

Titel
Workshop "Writing grant proposals"
Startdatum
nach Vereinbarung
Beschreibung

Short description
Writing grant proposals is a demanding task because evaluation committees expect clear and concise texts. In addition, grant proposals differ in structure and style from other forms of academic writing. This course focuses on the preparation of convincing grant proposals.
Content
- Functions of grant proposals: planning, communication, persuasion, contract
- Refining research ideas; choosing and narrowing topics
- Section, structure of proposals: problem statement, aims and objectives, literature review, methodology, timetable, budget, etc.
- Differences between proposal writing and paper writing
- Characteristics of high quality proposals: clarity, correctness, consistency, conciseness and confidence

Goals
The participants learn
- what are the characteristics of high-quality grant proposals
- what are appropriate text structures for proposals
- which strategies help to accelerate the preparation of proposals
Target audience
PhD students of all disciplines
Methods
The workshop includes lectures and exercises. In the exercises, the participants analyze sample proposals and draft components of their own proposals.

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Execution in
English

Requirements for participants
None

Proof of performance
None

Completion
Certificate of completion

Venue
Villigen, PSI Education Center (building OSGA)

Number of days / duration in lessons (à 45 minutes)
1/2 day / 14.00 - 17.30 (4 lessons)
Course leader / moderation
Dr. Philipp Mayer
www.science-textflow.ch
Philipp Mayer received a PhD in the field of biodiversity research and he is a trainer for scientific writing. He has broad experience in research and in adult education.

Number of participants
Minimum 6 / Maximum 14

Catering
This course does not include meals. However, the staff restaurant OASE also provides external visitors with inexpensive and tasty menus.

Further information
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For questions
Administration PSI Education Center, Tel. 056 310 24 00, bildungszentrum@psi.ch

Cancellation
see general terms and conditions

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