How to find funding and write a research grant

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, a panel of scientists and funding agencies will share their experience on applying to different funding bodies and provide top tips to early career scientists. You can gain insight and (even better) inspiration by discussing with the panel the bits and pieces you may struggle with when writing a strong grant proposal. This session will be followed by a ‘pop-up’ session in the Networking and ECS lounge, for more specific questions to our panel.
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.

Co-organized by EOS3
Convener: Mengze LiECSECS | Co-conveners: Carolyne PicklerECSECS, Jenny TurtonECSECS
Wed, 21 Apr, 14:30–15:30 (CEST)


  • Johannes J. Fürst, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Elena Maters, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • David Gallego-Torres, Belgium