Research Grant Writing Workshop
Full course description
Research is expensive. Finding appropriate funding sources and writing a convincing application is therefore a core comptenency of scientists. During this workshop students will learn why and how to apply for research grants. The need for acquiring funding for research, the opportunities for, and availability of grant application funding will be discussed. Students will start by chosing a topic (from a list of topics) andwrite an abstract on their research idea. Subsequently, they work in teams to discuss individual ideas and decide on a joint research idea that will serve as a basis for writing a full grant proposal during the second-year Research Grant Writing Course with guidance of a mentor (see description of PSY5112. Mentors are researchers from all RM tracks who have experience in applying for different types of grants will provide students with first-hand knowledge and tips. Students will learn fundamentals of good grant writing, general preparation of the grant application and how to deal with reviewer comments. Ethical issues including feasibility and acceptability of the research, and the role of the local research ethics committee will be discussed.
- students will learn about the importance of grant writing for an academic career;
- students will recognize opportunities for funding, ethical aspects of grants, how grants can be acquired and grant writing skills;
- students will develop a first outline of a grant proposal with peers.