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Effective Grant Developing and Writing for Young Scientists (315)
24 January and 28 February 2024
|Workshop language is English
Dr Michael Toscano
Writing grants is a difficult process but essential for modern-day scientists who wish to have a successful research program. The process is even more critical for young investigators whom are seeking to differentiate themselves from their colleagues and need to demonstrate independence from their supervisors while developing their own novel ideas and concepts. Using a very hands-on and interactive approach, the course will seek to provide doctoral students with the skills to develop their idea into a proposal for funders, and write in a clear and technical manner.
The course will seek to provide an engaging environment for doctoral students whom will be provided a 3-hour lecture on basics of grant-writing and then they write a brief, two-page grant application or summary. The application will then be reviewed by the lecturers and class peers in a second meeting to provide relevant feedback. After this second meeting, students will hand-in a final proposal which will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis by the lecturers.
The course will not focus on the scientific background or methods of the proposal but addresses the structure and content with respect to funders requests and the technical skills of writing research proposals.
The course is intended for students in the middle or end of their doctorate who are intending to continue in academia or another role where grant-writing is requisite. The course is relevant for all scientific disciplines.
By the conclusion of the workshop, students should understand:
Preparatory and Transfert Work:
In preparation for the course, students should have a basic concept of a research proposal and be confident in their ability to explain the methods clearly to non-experts in the field. Students will also be asked to read an article and two grant proposals that will serve as example templates for the course; being familiar with the proposals would aid the students' understanding of the course material.
University of Fribourg
Date: Wednesdays 24th January and 28th February 2024
Schedule: 9 am to noon on the first day ; 9 am to 5 pm on the second day
Place: University of Fribourg
Dr Michael Toscano has attracted over 22 million CHF in funding from a variety of sources, including government funding bodies, charities, and industrial partners across Switzerland, Europe and North America. Focusing on behavioural and physiological measures of welfare in livestock, he currently serves as Group Leader for a research group at Universität Bern (Group Website: http://www.tierschutz.vetsuisse.unibe.ch/research/research_groups/center_for_proper_housing_poultry_and_rabbits_zthz/index_eng.html), and developed the course based on his own experiences and interactions with students and colleagues.
Participants are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train between the city of their university and the location of the workshop (half-fare card, 2nd class).