Virtual workshop: Writing your first grant proposals

Topics: Webinar | Trainings | Grant

Tags: 2021

    15/02/2021 - 10:00
    United Kingdom, This is an online workshop
    15/02/2021 - 12:30

UPDATE (1 February): Thank you to all those who have applied for this workshop so far. There has been overwhelming interest in this opportunity and we have already received a large number of applications. Due to the limited amount of placements available, we have made the decision to close registrations earlier than anticipated.

It is clear that there is considerable appetite for workshops that support early-career researchers and so we do hope to arrange more workshops in the future. Be the first to hear about all our upcoming opportunities by signing up to our monthly newsletter, and by following us on Twitter.

For those who have applied, you will hear from us in due course about the outcome of your application.


EURAXESS UK invites you to this virtual workshop for early-career researchers focused on grant-writing skills.

The workshop takes place on Monday 15 February 2021 and provides early-career researchers with the information they need to start writing their first grant proposals. You will hear from a previous grantee and evaluator, who will give you advice on how to prepare a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship proposal. This is an interactive workshop where participants will be encouraged to actively take part.


What skills will you learn?

You will be empowered to emphasise the originality and excellence of your research ideas, and how your ideas will achieve impact. Writing a successful proposal requires a clear assessment of the requirements of the research funder and engaging with diverse partners in your research institution. You will learn to assess your work from the perspective of an evaluator and increase the success of your research proposals.

All participants who successfully complete post-workshop assignments will receive a certificate.

How to apply

Registration for this workshop has now closed.

Those who are selected for the workshop will receive a link to access the training and online resources.

About the trainer

Dr Brian Cahill works at the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology as Grant Manager of the COST Action CA19117 on Researcher Mental Health. He is a Member of the Governing Board of EuroScience and was previously Chair of the Marie Curie Alumni Association. He was a Marie Curie fellow with research interests focused on measurement techniques for droplet-based microfluidics. He acts as an evaluator of MSCA Individual Fellowships and other funding calls.