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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:00 pm    Post subject: Grant writing  Reply with quote

I seem to remember going, quite some time ago, to a grant-writing workshop. As I'm in Psychology, and consider myself a scientist, I went to a science workshop - though the other scientists were surprised to see me there.

I am not terribly sure it gave me any information I couldn't have got elsewhere, but as part of the workshop we had to write (by hand!) a grant proposal there and then. I think that was the most helpful part as I ended up (about 3 years later) getting a very modified version of that funded.

I have a feeling this was run by an institution other than my own (previous) university, and they were a bit disgruntled when I asked them to pay, although as I pointed out they would make the money back in overheads if I got a grant. Well, slight problem for them, I moved to a different university and took the funding with me!

Anyone else been to one of these, and did they find it helpful? What was the most helpful part of it?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I am currently in panic stations as I have to write a small grant, extremely quickly - officially I have passed the deadline but they messed me about with my initial application so I have been told I might be "squeezed in" to the meeting.

Excuse me while I go and write lots of waffle, very quickly!

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