How to write a competitive grant proposal

The course will be based on the participants’ own work on ongoing proposals, and it consists of two (2) compulsory full-days. The course will be given in English and is limited to ten participants.

"The course provided the participants with a deep knowledge on what is crucial when writing a competitive proposal through intensive step-by-step discussions of its structure"
Jorge Ferreira, Post Doctor in Resource Recovery

Course dates

  • 21 February, 08:30 – 15:00
  • 28 February, 08:30 – 15:00

Fully booked. Registration is closed.


During the course we will go through all the parts of a proposal, with emphasis on the project description and impact. Short introductions and lectures by research and innovation advisors from GIO are followed by time to work on your own drafts with access to the advisors of GIO. Your text will then be collectively reviewed and commented by your fellow participants and the advisors, which will hopefully provide valuable feedback for further improvement. Each participant is expected to bring a computer for working with your own texts during the workshops. 

Target group

This course targets researchers with a PhD degree in any discipline, who are actively working on a proposal of their own, intended for submission during the first half of 2019. We expect you to bring to the course a first draft of your proposal, and to have decided where you want to submit your final proposal.


Contact Peter Klason,, or Mats Dolatkhah,, at the Grants and Innovation Office.