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Project Management Tools for Grant Writing

Using Project Management Canvases and Tools to develop your Grant ideas into tangible projects and manage them

Info about event


Wednesday 23 August 2023, at 09:00 - Wednesday 13 September 2023, at 15:30


Meeting Room 1 - Building 1420


AU Career PhD & JR and AU Junior Researcher Association (JRA)

The course is only for postdocs and assistant professors.

The course focuses on using project management tools as a systematic means of developing your initial grant ideas.  Participants are expected to bring a grant idea to work with during the course. We will use Project Management Canvases and tools to work with idea and develop it into a tangible project that you can use with the Grants support unit and internal reviewer panels (if applicable) in your university department. 

Course dates: 

  • 23 August 09:00-15:30 (Pre-assignment: submit your grant idea by Monday 21 August)
  • 24 August 09:00-15:30
  • 13 September 09:00-15:30

Speaker: Constance Elizabeth Kampf, Special Consultant, Health Ph.D. School

The first two days consist of introductions to Project Management canvases and tools, and writing exercises that support you in applying and adapting the tools to your idea and your needs as a researcher.  In the two week break, you will be asked to (re)draft your proposal, and read through your partners' proposal.  In the final day, you will be asked to present your partners' proposal, and the group as a whole will work together to develop criteria for choosing one application over the others, considering roles of grant evaluators.  We will reflect on this process, and use it to broaden our understanding of how to write effective proposals for reviewers who work in interdisciplinary settings. At the end, we will reflect on our use of PM tools, and consider how to set up your own grant development canvas to support future grant writing efforts.