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This session is for anyone who writes any sort of grant application including for research, whether it is a complex programme, an RCT, a qualitative study or a secondary analysis.  During a lively and interactive workshop, Sue will explain how to use a tried and tested charting method for helping to structure your proposal.

We have run this session before and 100% of attenders said they would recommend to a colleague, and nearly everyone thought that early, mid and senior colleagues would benefit. Anonymised feedback included:

“I found the whole session enormously helpful – I found that Sue explained things really well – very clearly and she pitched it just right. She gave some excellent tips. I felt inspired to write a grant application after – and importantly more confident in doing so. I think the grid was one of the most helpful exercises and really honed in on the important aspects of a submitting an application.”

We are planning to include the course in our fee paying external programme and want to try some new ideas, including some more intensive small group working on proposal ideas. Sue will be joined by Catherine Pope as a co-tutor, between them they have experience of writing scores of research grants for NIHR, research councils and Charities, puzzling over hundreds of reviewers’ feedback, celebrating successes and coping with rejection. They have also served on a range of national and international grant funding committees as panel members and chairs, as well as spending many years teaching and writing about research methods. Sue also brings her experience as an NIHR Programme Director for Research for Patient benefit (which involves observing around 14 funding committee meetings a year) to this course.

If you have an idea for a proposal, are half way through writing one, or want to steel yourself for the next try, this course should help.   

This session is free of charge but we would appreciate constructive feedback.    

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