Researcher Development Day – Monday 29th October

Following from the great success of previous Researcher Development Days, Martin Pickard will be back again to deliver a whole day of workshops on topics from An Introduction to Research Grant Writing to How to Engage with the EU and that all important Impact and Benefit to lead you on the path to funding success!


The sessions planned for the day are:


1) Introduction to research grant writing, 1 hour, 9.30am – 10.30am.


Targeted at those who have little or no experience of writing research funding bids, this session will take you back to the basics of how to build a proposal for research funding. This session will also be of use to staff with more experience of writing proposals but would like a few hints and tips to maximise the chances of success. Staff who support research funding applications are also welcome to attend.


2) How to engage with the EU amd raise your research profile. 1 hour. 10.45 am – 11.45 am.

The how to engage with the EU and raise your profile session will provide tips, tricks and best practice on how to increase your chances of success when applying for European Commission funding.


3) Impact and Benefit, 2 hour workshop, midday-2pm.


There is an ever increasing emphasis on this aspect of research proposals; which many find difficult to address. This is a 2 hour discussion workshop developing the techniques and strategies required to maximise the many and diverse arguments and justifications required to ensure the research application is both structured correctly and presented in the optimum manner to be competitively ahead of the others.


4) Marie Curie fellowships, 1 hour 2.30pm– 3.30pm.


We will discuss what the Marie Curie fellowships scheme offers, why it’s worth applying for and how to maximise your chances of success.


5) Introduction to research grant writing, 1 hour 3.45pm– 4.45pm.

As the first session for those of you who could not make it to the morning workshop.

The training will be facilitated by Dr Martin Pickard, who has been writing and supporting literally thousands of grant applications and projects over the past 25 years. You are able to attend as many sessions as you would like and there is no preparation necessaryt for any of the session – just come along and see how to improve your chances of success! To book a place on any of these sessions please email us.