Grant Proposal Writing

InstructorDr Sabine Preusse
RoomDahlem Research School, Hittorfstraße 16, room 004

Tue., 10 March 2015, 9:00-17:00

Target Group

Researchers at all postdoctoral stages preparing a grant proposal


There are plenty of national and international funding programmes with different funding schemes. Each scheme has its individual context and thematic focus, eligibility and funding rules, submission and evaluation process, and evaluation criteria. Therefore, I will introduce a general process of grant proposal writing which you can apply to any funding programme. With this background knoweldge we will investigate those core aspects of winning grants which are most relevant for a successful communication with the reviewer.


We will consider the following topics:

  • Identification of the right funding scheme
  • The overall grant proposal writing process
  • Communicating with the reviewer
  • Setting up a concept: results, objectives, work plan
  • Mapping the research idea to the framework of the funding programme and the reviewers’ perspectives
  • Structuring the proposal
  • Visualising the progress beyond state-of-the-art in a nutshell
  • The art of formulating the text and highlighting the impact

´Expert input, discussions, exercises, feedback, training manual, photo protocol

Please note
  • You need to bring your own idea for a proposal.
  • For a detailed work on your own proposal you can book an additional coaching after the training.


 Funding opportunities for Postdocs