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Introduction to Good Grantmanship

- in collaboration with The Research Support Office

2021.04.06 | Oda Bjørke

Date Thu 10 Jun
Time 10:00 12:00
Location To be decided
Registration has closed

Target group

Postdocs from all faculties at Aarhus University with little or no experience in grant writing. PhD students are also welcome to participate.  


The purpose of the workshop is to give the participants an thorough introduction to the component parts of the grant proposal, how they fit together, how to ensure that each part supports the overall argument, and how to know which techniques to use when writing a proposal.  

Workshop content

The workshop will be delivered as a combination of presentations, group work and discussions.  The presentations will cover:

  • What do reviewers want to see?
  • What are the component parts of the proposal?
  • How to compose each part of the proposal?
  • Which procedures do you need to observe in the proposal phase?

In the group work, participants will discuss the drafts of the objectives and perspectives section of their individual projects and will do a mock review of a sample proposal.

Participant requirements

Before the workshop, participants are expected to have read material sent out in advance including the ‘advice and tools for your grant proposal’ on the RSO website

The group work will require that the participants are prepared:

  • To forward a draft of the objectives and perspective section of their proposal to the course presenters (read ‘the advice and tools’ before you begin writing)
  • To share their draft with the other participants
  • To enter into constructive discussion of the drafts submitted by the other participants in the group

Workshop presenters

Two research advisors from the Research Support Office will teach and facilitate the workshop

Practical information

Time:                    10 June 2021, from 10.00-12.00

Venue:                 (To be decided)

Registration:    Please register via this link by 31 May 2021.


Please bring your laptop to the workshop. You need it for the group work.

The workshop is for non-Danish speakers only. Due to the form of the workshop, the number of participants is limited. Therefore, please do not take a place from someone else. Make sure to cancel your registration, if you are unable to attend.

We look forward to seeing you at our workshop.

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