Preparing Funding Applications

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

This two-day workshop will support participants in learning how to adequately prepare their own successful applications for scholarships, travel grants and research funding


Tuesday, May 11, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m


Dr. Matteo Garavoglia





Target Group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all subject areas.


Research, Research Management


9 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Identifying the most suitable funding bodies.
  • Understanding what evaluators are looking for in an application.
  • Keeping in touch with the funding body (do’s and don’ts).
  • Exploring how to enhance one’s own image to “stick out from the rest”.
  • Structuring the writing of the funding application itself.

Course Description

On the first day of the workshop, participants are helped to identify suitable funding sources, to understand what evaluators are looking for when assessing an application, to think strategically about the formal and informal contacts that the applicant might entertain with the funding body in question and, finally, to prepare the structure underpinning the actual writing of their

On the second day of the workshop, participants meet the trainer through a series of individual one-to-one meetings (approx. 30 minutes per participant). Within this context, they have the opportunity to discuss their specific situation, eventual challenges they are facing and possible ways forward to prepare successful applications through a dedicated tailor-made approach. The one-to-one meetings are an obligatory part of the workshop.


  • Background theoretical information to bring everybody up to speed.
  • Practical exercises to learn how to prepare a funding application.
  • Plenum discussion to share best practice within the group.
  • Working together with a partner to test one’s approach.
  • One-to-one session for enhanced tailor-made support.


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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