Grant Writing



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9, 11+12 June 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm

10/0.5 CP


Participants will learn how to apply for successful third-party funding in order to acquire their own scientific positions and projects. If required there is also the opportunity of a one-to-one coaching after the workshop.

One of the most challenging tasks in science is getting continuously funded with creative and convincing proposals. The aim of this course is to provide PhDs and early stage postdocs with an opportunity to build their understanding, skills and confidence in writing and evaluating their own grant proposals.

Special emphasis is put on project and time management in grant writing, key message, abstract, structure, texting, scientific storytelling, and data visualization.

At the end of the course, the participants will dispose of a personal toolbox that will allow them to communicate efficiently as scientists and write successful grants, skills that are key to success!

Dr. Daniel Mertens

... ... is a biochemist, lecturer, and currently leads two research groups at the DKFZ and the University Ulm ( He is also an advanced skills trainer with more than 25 years of experience (

Dr. Eva Benito

... holds a PhD in neuroscience and has many years of experience in online coaching.

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