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Workshop: Grant Writing

Date & Time: March 24 & 25, 2011, 9:00-17:00

Place: CeNS Seminar room, Schellingstr. 4

Workshop Outline

The aim of this course is to familiarize participants with the strategies for writing successful grant/fellowship applications to various funding bodies. It consists of lecture-style sequences with active participation by the audience dealing with the theory of good scientific writing, the basics of grant applications and the principles of different funding bodies, as well as hands-on exercises on aim definition, structuring a workplan and writing a grant summary.

In addition, participants will be asked to prepare a short "mini-grant application" in preparation to the course. These applications will be evaluated by other participants individually before the course and in an evaluation session within the course. This will provide extensive feedback for the participants on their applications, but most importantly, will familiarize them with the view of potential evaluators. The workshop is conducted in English.

Workshop topics:

  • Strategies for writing successful grant applications
  • Introduction to general writing techniques
  • Writing a part of a grant application
  • Funding opportunities and special conditions of various funding bodies (i.e. BMBF, DFG, EU)


Dr. Christina Schütte
ProSciencia GmbH & Co. KG.



All CeNS Associates can register for the workshop by sending an email to Dr. Marie-Christine Blüm by February 23rd, 2011.