Scientific Writing Online "Shortie": Proposal Writing
Proposal writing tends to provoke anxiety among many early-career scientists. However, it is an essential skill as an attractively prepared research proposal is crucial for achieving sufficient resources to conduct a successful study. In this webinar, we will look at how to convince the jury that your ideas are worthy and exciting. This involves writing a clear and persuasive description of what you intend to do and emphasizing why it matters. Finally, we will look at some “deal-breakers”, common pitfalls that should be avoided.
Feedback is one of the best learning experiences: Participants of Module 2 will be given individual feedback on their texts in order to strengthen their future proposals.
Module 1a: Proposal writing (1 hour)
- The key sections in proposals
- Framing your proposed research to emphasize its novelty, importance
- Creating a coherent narrative
- Adapting the tone/language to the audience
- Common pitfalls
- Phrasebank of useful language
Module 1b: Language and style: Writing clearly and concisely (1 hour)
- Paragraph structure: forest followed by trees
- Writing short, concise sentences
- Improving word order
- Internet resources
Module 2: Feedback (1 hour)
- The group and trainer provide feedback on texts
It is possible to participate in Module 1 only.
Target audience: Doctoral students and clinician scientists.
Maximum number of participants: unlimited for Modules 1, 3-4 participants per group for Module 2
Methodology: Input by trainer, Q&A, writing and editing own text, feedback.
Module 1a and b: come prepared with questions on the topic
Module 2: write (part of) proposal/grant application (1/2-1 page A4). Your text will be proofread/edited by two/three other students and the trainer and discussed in the session.
Please check that your PC meets the requirements beforehand (microphone, camera, Internet connection).
Next Workshop: to be announced
For module 1 0.3 CP and for both modules 1 CP for transferable skills training can be credited.