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Leaders in Sustainable Development workshop

Fundraising: Writing Bids and Securing Grants
Date: 02/03/23
Duration:15:30-17:30 (GMT)

Find out about how win funding for research projects in this online workshop

This workshop will provide an introduction to the process of identifying sources of funding, preparing social ideas and projects for funding applications, and writing successful funding bids. This session will help Scholars to navigate the pitfalls of the funding sector and consider how to adapt their research to meet the criteria set by funders.

The workshop will provide Scholars with the skills to submit successful funding bids, as well as offering the opportunity to develop their knowledge for continuing professional development. The session will be led by funding leaders with experience of winning small and large scale funding bids, and sitting on the review panels that make decisions on funding applications.

The CSC’s Leaders in Sustainable Development programme of workshops focus on professional and practical skills and are designed to be interactive, with small groups of Scholars and Fellows taking part in each event.

This workshop will help to develop the following skill areas:

  • Analytical skills
  • Communicating to a lay audience
  • Constructing an argument
  • Creativity
  • Impact planning
  • Influencing
  • Investigation
  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Presentation 
  • Public engagement
  • Storytelling
  • Teamwork 
  • Trend analysis
  • UK orientation
  • Written communication
  • Writing

This workshop is relevant for Scholars at the mid-end point in their postgraduate studies or research.

To attend this workshop, Scholars should have an introductory knowledge and understanding of the basic context of the subject area.

Before attending, Scholars should ensure they have completed weeks 3 and 5 of the CSC’s Understanding Development Impact training course on FutureLearn.

This workshop will be run by AccessEd, a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting fair access to university for all young people. Alongside running in-school programmes for under-represented pupils, they also work with researchers across the world, training them to focus on outreach and public engagement skills, career readiness, and leadership development.

AccessEd workshops are designed and delivered by qualified teachers and academics with extensive experience of training researchers across the UK and internationally.