Host and moderator: TBA
Trainer: Chapin Rodriguez
Date open session: 6 May 2021 at 8:00 am.
Date closed session for predocs and postdocs: 29 June 2021 at 8:00 am. Apply here by May 27th
Predocs and postdocs
Date closed session for young group leaders: 1 July 2021 at 8:00 am. Apply here by May 27th
Young group leaders
The training in Grant Writing will consist of three webinars: an open session (registration required) and two closed sessions (application required).
Open session: Fundamentals of Writing Effective Fellowship and Grant Applications
Through the exploration of theory and examples, this webinar aims to help participants (to):
• understand different types of grants (personal- vs. project-affiliated, collaborations, starter vs. consolidator) and how the type of grant can affect selection criteria
• understand how to find international calls for grants and fellowships
• identify and approach potential host laboratories
• develop a competitive research plan (operationalizing research questions, and aligning goals and work packages into a coherent story)
• structure the research project in a more “fundable” way (feasibility, milestones, contingency plans, preliminary data)
• understand and respond effectively to typical parts of a grant application (visualizability, conciseness, opportune repetition)
• assess one’s own proposal like a grant reviewer
• collaborate with the host laboratory to meet application deadlines
This webinar is open to the entire life sciences community in Chile.
Closed sessions: Advanced Topics in Grant Writing
20 predocs/postdocs and 20 young group leaders (Assistant Professor level) will be selected to attend two separate closed sessions. Selected participants must complete an assignment sent by the trainer after the open session. The trainer will review each assignment and send personalized, detailed and confidential feedback via email to each participant. During the closed sessions, the trainer will explore in greater depth the topics discussed in the open session, adapting the content to the participants’ career stage and the research fields and methods included in the submitted assignments (without revealing details). These sessions will be highly interactive and the participants will be able to ask the trainer any questions they may have regarding the feedback received. As a result, the selected researchers will be trained in a very personalized and intensive way, which will directly and positively impact the quality of their research proposals.
You can apply here