Preparing Funding Applications

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center

This workshop supports participants in learning how to adequately prepare their own successful applications for scholarships, travel grants and research funding (both in Germany and beyond).

Online Workshop

Thursday, September 15, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, September 16, 2022
Individual 30-minute coaching session to be scheduled between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Dr. Matteo Garavoglia





Target Group

Doctoral students and postdocs


Research, Research Management


9 units are applicable within the Doctorate plus or Postdoc 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 application. On the second day of the workshop, participants meet the trainer through a series of one-to-one meetings. 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.


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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