Winning Grants

Secure research funding

Would you like a strategic way of writing grant and fellowship proposals? Our step by step course will help you reduce the time spent on them, improving the clarity of your application and increasing the percentage of grants that you win!

What you will learn

  • How to IDENTIFY the wide-ranging sources of funding

  • How to ASSESS what a grant awarding body is trying to achieve

  • How to ANALYZE the questions in the grant request forms

  • How to DEVELOP a research aim/question statement

  • How to BUILD 'impact' into the proposal

Fantastic strategy.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Great approach to winning grants!

Loved it!

PhD Candidate

The 'speak their language' advice was great.

Very useful.

PhD Student

Great advice on ensuring you get the right 'fit'.

One of the best!

PhD Candidate

For an online course it was very engaging.


PhD Student

Loads of great advice on finding funders.

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Chapters & Lessons:

  • 2

    Finding your funder

    • Winning Grants: The Gatekeeper (5 minutes)

    • Finding your funder (6 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 3

    Announcing your author-ity

    • Winning Grants: The Author (5 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 4

    Understanding what each funder wants

    • Why do they give? (3 minutes)

    • Understanding what each funder wants (9 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 5

    Discovering priorities

    • Discovering priorities: a worked example (5 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 6

    Sharpening your message

    • Winning Grants: The Message (3 minutes)

    • Sharpening your message (9 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 7

    SMART thinking strengthens the proposal

    • SMART thinking strengthens the proposal (3 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 8

    Building your application

    • Building your application (1 minute)

    • The basic structure of an application (3 minutes)

    • Mapping out an example of a large application (7 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 9


    • Recap (1 minute)

    • Feedback


Dr Pete Moore

Dr Pete Moore has enjoyed an exceptional career as a researcher, journalist and author of more than 16 books. Having founded ThinkWrite over 20 years ago, he remains a key trainer in ThinkWrite's online courses.


  • How much content is provided within the course?

    This course includes 1 hour of on-demand video, alongside downloadable resources and quizzes after each lesson. Accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop.

  • How long we do we recommend to complete the course?

    You can comfortably complete the course in 1 day. However, if you’d like to use the course in parallel with writing your proposal, you may need to enroll for 1 month, 3 months or 12 months to revisit key information and ensure success.

  • Does the course include Closed Captioning?

    All video content provided within the course offers Closed Captions for any deaf and hard of hearing participants.