Developing Excellent Research Proposals

Date: 17 March 2021, 2pm (UK Time)

Speaker: Dr Natalie James

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There are a considerable number of stages that go into the development of a research proposal that is ready to submit to a funder. Moreover, there are variety of factors that contribute to the likelihood that your proposal will be competitive in the peer review and funding process.

In this 3.5 hour workshop, we will examine the key elements involved in turning your initial research idea into a proposal that will get the attention and support of the reviewers, demonstrate the importance of the research and assure funders that your project will make a valuable contribution to your field. 

Who is it for?

Researchers and academics who have a research idea that they intend to develop into a proposal for funding

Learning Outcomes

  • To explore research funding processes and expectations
  • Identify criteria for selecting an appropriate funding mechanism for your idea
  • Develop a convincing narrative to explain the novelty and importance of your research idea
  • Examine the importance of selecting the right research team
  • Consider how to effectively communicate your research plans to your audiences of peer reviewers, grant panel members and funders
  • Explore the importance of feedback in the development of your research idea and discuss how to craft an effective response to reviewers’ comments.



Max participants: 20

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