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How to write a research grant
Convener: Laura Roberts Artal 
Tue, 25 Apr, 08:30–10:00

Drafting your first grant proposal can be daunting. Grant writing improves with experience, so how do early career scientists compete on equal footing with those who are more established? In this short course, scientists who have enjoyed grant success from different funding bodies will share their top finding funding tips; from the steps to building confidence in your ideas, writing the perfect grant application, and structuring your abstract to making sure your proposal fits the goals of the organisation you are applying to.

NOTE - this course has a broader scope than the more specific ERC and Marie Curie short courses. This course gives broad tips and hints on how to write a successful proposal irrespective of the funding body.

Public information: The speakers for this session are:

STEPHANIE ZIHMS - a postdoctoral researcher at Heriot Watt University and the Early Career Scientist (ECS) Representative for the Earth Magnetics and Rock Physics Division. Stephanie will give tips for success when trying to secure those first (usually small) research grants.

YAN LAVALLE - Chair of Volcanology and Magmatic Processes in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. Yan's presentation will focus on the dos and don'ts of applying for larger research grants, such as fellowships.