Fellowship and Grants Academy Support

Fellowship and Grants Academy events run three times a year and are open to all. 

Please email mds.research.training@contacts.bham.ac.uk to find out more and to book onto any of the following events for 2019.

Fellowship and Grants Academy events
CV review
A thirty minute appointment with a senior academic to help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your CV and help with planning next steps.
Scientific writing workshop (PERCAT)
A workshop delivered by external training provider, Scriptoria, which focuses on developing scientific writing for papers and articles. For more information, visit the PERCAT webpage.
Proposal writing workshop
A one day workshop delivered by external training provider, Scriptoria, which focuses on writing style for grant and fellowship applications.
Grant writing workshop: completing the application
A half-day workshop focusing on the pathways to impact, the data management plan and the justification of resources.
Grant clinics
A personalised meeting with senior academics and methodological experts, which aims to understand the strengths and weaknesses of your application, and how it can be improved prior to submission. 
Patient and Public Involvement workshops
A series of three workshops which cover: what is patient and public involvement?, how to conduct successful PPI and how to include PPI in your fellowship or grant application. 
PPI Dragons' Den
This activity provides an opportunity for researchers to receive public and patient involvement in the focus and design of their research project. 
Mock MRC or NIHR Panel
A half-day workshop which offers practical experience of how funders organise and run funding panels. Attendees will get the opportunity to participate as members of a mock funder panel, considering, ranking and selecting fundable research projects. 
VOX Interview Preparation Training
A tailored workshop delivered by external company VOX, which helps to improve interview techniques and boost confidence. Spaces are limited and those with interview dates prioritised.