In this two-session online workshop, you’ll have an introduction to the research grant funding process and gain the knowledge and skills to write competitive research grant applications consistently.

Please note that this workshop is on writing research grant applications. It does not cover fellowships, studentships or other types of grants that support research.

This workshop is divided into two parts that will be one week apart. You must be available for both online sessions to join.

  • Part 1: Thursday, 7 December 2023
  • Part 2: Thursday, 14 December 2023

This workshop will be held in two different schedules to cover different time zones. You will be able to choose your preferred option during the booking stage.

  • Morning: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (UK time)
  • Afternoon: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm (UK time)


1. SEB members: Free

2. Non-members: £60

Are you not a SEB member yet? Have a look at our membership options below. As a member, you can take advantage of this and other workshops, webinars, grant opportunities, and discounts for SEB Conference and SEB journal publications.


  One year Three years Five years
Student £22 £56 £93
Early career scientist £33 £84 £140
Full* £63 - £267

* Applicants for full membership from Eastern Europe and Africa can apply for a discounted membership fee.


Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers focused on Animal, Plant and Cell Biology.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this two-session online course, participants will have gained an understanding of:
• What researcher funders want
• How the peer review process works
• What happens at a research funding committee meeting
• How to plan a research grants campaign
• How to plan an application, budget and resources
• The structure of research grant applications
• The language and style of English needed in research grant applications
• How to structure the writing in research grant applications
• Some of the common problems that can arise during a research project that has been funded.
• Some possible strategies to cope when research grant applications are not funded


Email us at [email protected].




Chris St Pourçain

Chris St Pourçain

Catalyst Science Editing / Skillfluence

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