Learn to write a successful research funding application

Funding proposal writing

Research funding is getting increasingly important in times when regular national funding is declining steadily. This course equips you with general knowledge and skills to write a well-structured, high quality research funding application that stands out and has a high success rate. After completing the training course researchers:

  • Are familiar with the most important Dutch and European funding bodies and funding schemes
  • Know the main characteristics of the writing style of a funding application and are able to recognise and implement the style
  • Know the basic components and structure of a funding application and are able to compose a draft funding application along this structure
  • Are able to compose a clear and attractive proposal abstract
  • Understand the basics of the funding evaluation process 

Practical information

Dates At the moment there are no dates available, contact TOP if you are interested
Time9.00 - 17.00
Duration1 day
LocationEUR Woudestein
Fee The fee to participate is € 325 per participant
  • The course combines a more theoretical perspective on the development of funding for research in recent decades with more practical writing skills. During the one day workshop researchers are made familiar with the outline of a funding proposal and its basic components such as context, approach and impact. Participants receive a small assignment before the course and submission of the completed assignment is necessary for attendance. During the one day workshop the researchers also receive several small assignments that are completed in small groups.

  • The training will be given by Veerle van Laere – Research funding coordinator at RSM.

  • Junior as well as senior researchers who intend to submit a research funding application in either prestigious funding schemes such as ERC, VENI, VIDI and ERC or in collaborative programmes such as Horizon 2020.

Psychologist Stephanie Wassenburg participated in the first Funding proposal writing training organised by TOP, on 27 january 2017. Later this year she received a Rubicon grant from NWO. With this grant she will investigate the effectiveness of video blogging in education at the Carnegie Mellon University.