BactiVac Grant Writing Workshop

BactiVac will be hosting a Grant Writing Workshop on Tuesday 19 March 2019 in conjunction with our 2nd Annual Network Meeting. The Network funded 21 places to attend this Workshop. 

Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre, University of Birmingham, B15 2RS, UK

Graphic of people surrounding the words training

This one-day event will be a fast-paced introduction to grant writing, delivered by Dr Laura Knogler and Dr Sandy Williams from Scriptoria. The workshop will be interactive, with participants being encouraged to ask the questions you may have always wanted to ask. The morning will focus on proposals themselves, and the afternoon will cover the scientific writing skills that are key to producing high-quality grant proposals. 


  • Applications closed:                   6 January 2019 12 midnight (GMT) 
  • Notifications to applicants:       28 January 2019

All successful applicants must register to attend 2nd Annual Network Meeting


Who is this Workshop aimed at?

The target audience are researchers with little or no experience in writing proposals to UK funding bodies, including our catalyst funding calls. Applicants must be members of the BactiVac Network, applications for membership will be processed alongside applications to attend this Workshop. The Network will be funding 25 places to attend this Workshop (to include attendance at the Workshop with lunch and refreshments, dinner and bed & breakfast accommodation on 19 March). Successful applicants are also expected to register to attend our 2nd Annual Network Meeting 20 & 21 March 2019, as attendance at the Workshop is linked to attendance at the Annual Network Meeting. 

Preference for the allocation of places will be given to:

•  Early career researchers (defined as individuals who do not currently hold a substantive position within their organisation)
•  Applicants who are resident in LMIC countries

Key learning outcomes

• How funders evaluate proposals – and how you should target them in both what and how you write
• Tips and tricks for different sections of proposals (including the summary, budget, case for support, and pathways to impact)
• Tools to help you develop and test your ideas for your project (e.g. mind-mapping, SWOT analysis, the ‘5 Whys’)
• How to write clearly and concisely; how to be aware of common errors in your writing and how to fix them
• Tips for improving your writing style
• How to make the writing process easier and more efficient
• How to edit and proofread your work

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