How to attract external funding

This course focuses on funding opportunities relevant for researchers on a postdoctoral level.

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The course gives advice on how to structure and write scientific proposals, and reviews the differences in writing styles for scientific publications and proposals. Career building elements are also included, and we will pay attention to the participant's individual CVs. 

The course involves a series of presentations, two practical exercises, as well as in discussions and interaction. We expect all of our course participants to take an active part in the course.

We will cover two general topics:

  • How to write scientific proposals and text analysis
  • Career development and how to build a good CV

Expected learning outcomes 

  • Which are the relevant funding opportunities and what are their demands
  • How to approach a call and structure a scientific proposal 
  • Understanding the structure, presentation form and important elements of a good CV

The course leaders are Erlendur Helgason and Kari Schjølberg-Henriksen from the External Funding Unit at the Faculty of Medicine.

Course dates

Oct 24-25, 2018.


The course consists of seminars and teamwork with individual preparation. Signing up for the course, you are committed to attend both days of the programme, including preparatory activities.

Registration deadline:

15th October 2018


Published Apr. 28, 2017 4:25 PM - Last modified Oct. 1, 2018 4:12 PM