From 18 November 2019 to 15 December 2019

Writing Successful Grant Proposals - Online (course)

Course description

In this course you will learn what makes a grant proposal more likely to succeed and how you can apply this insight to your own grant proposal. This course is primarily aimed at Dutch NWO and European grants but can also apply to international and other, general grants. The course will run for 4 weeks with a total investment of 2-3 hours per week.

This course is part of the activities offered during the Research Funding Days (RFD). The RFD are yearly organised by Utrecht University in cooperation with the UMC Utrecht and the Knowledge Transfer Office.

In the course, the following learning methods will be used:

  • Weblectures by the expert
  • Real world examples
  • Cases
  • Self-editing exercises
  • Group discussions

What you will learn

The course starts with your research idea for which you are seeking funding. 
Over the four-week program, you will learn:

  • what makes a grant proposal more likely to succeed
  • how you can apply this insight to your own grant proposal
  • how to draft a cogent and compelling proposal narrative, PI section and abstract.

The course will be taught online. After you've received your enrollment confirmation, you will receive access to Elevate's Virtual Learning Environment a few days before the course starts. You can study any time you prefer. In our small scaled classroom, you will experience a lot of interaction with your peer students, e-moderator and course expert.

Target Group

Reseachers planning on applying for an individual fellowship like NWO (Rubicon, Veni, Vidi), Marie Curie, Fulbright, and similar funding opportunities. 

Course trainer 

Karen Galindo, PhD

Course schedule

The course starts on Monday November 18, 2019 and will run for 4 weeks.

Course fee

Yearly, 150 course fees are waived for PhD candidates from Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht. 
Please send an email to rfa@uu.nl to apply for a voucher.

Start date and time
18 November 2019
End date and time
15 December 2019
Entrance fee
Yearly, 150 course fees are waived for PhD candidates from Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht.