Learning while you write

  • Focused on your own work

    Throughout the programme, you will apply your learning directly in your own work. Writing Convincing Proposals provides the ideal support to develop your own fellowship or job application from start to finish.

  • Guiding you through the process

    Each week a new module will be available to help you focus your work. Step by step, you will gain confidence in the story you want to tell and how you are trying to tell it.

  • Individual and group options

    You can participate as part of a larger group with regular live sessions or individually in an elite program with individual feedback and guidance from Dr Iain Patten as you prepare your manuscript.

A flexible, hands-on program for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers


  • 1
    What's special about writing proposals?
    • Weaving together the threads
    • Independent work - Module 1
  • 2
    What are you proposing?
    • Getting people interested
    • Independent work - Module 2
  • 3
    How do you propose to make it happen?
    • Breaking down the proposed work
    • Independent work - Module 3
  • 4
    What can we expect you to deliver on?
    • We need to show that there will be some return on this investment
  • 5
    Why are you the right person?
    • Writing your own job description
  • 6
    Why is this the right place?
    • Showing the you can contribute to and benefit from your proposed destination
  • 7
    Showing that you can't fail
    • Creating a safety net

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