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Making your research grant proposal successful
Outline Programme

Day 1

11:00 Registration and coffee
11:15 Sharing agendas, introduction
12:00 Session 1
Presentation: key features of the context
  • Government and Funding Council policy update
  • Research Council policies
  • RAE 2008/REF2014 etc.
Questions and discussion
12:45 Lunch in dining room
13:45 Session 2
Syndicates review model applications and draw up guidelines for good practice
Plenary discussion of feedback and suggestions from syndicates
15:15 Tea
15:45 Session 3
Presentation by Robert Crawshaw:
Advice on making applications

Discussion
17:30 Mid course review

Break: walking maps available

19:00 Library
Reception, dinner, evening session if required (e.g. discuss diary of academics bidding for funds…)
Day 2 - provisional
Subject to revision in the light of mid course review

07:30- Breakfast available
08:30 Session 4
Presentation by John Wakeford:
preparing to apply

09:00 Session 5
Syndicates consider participants’ draft/unsuccessful applications
Plenary feedback on strengths and advice for improvement
10:00 Coffee
10:15 Session 6
Syndicates consider participants’ draft/unsuccessful applications
Plenary feedback on strengths and advice for improvement
11:15 Collect coffee if required

Session 7
Syndicates consider participants’ draft/unsuccessful applications
12:15 Session 8
Presentation by Sarah Andrew:
Writing award winning grant applications

Questions and discussion
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Session 9
Presentation by John Wakeford:
making applications writing styles; what to do if you are turned down

15:00 Tea

Syndicates produce presentations: ‘What we need from the research support system’

Action planning and evaluation
16:00 Ends

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