Winning Grants

8 steps to winning your next grant application

Each step in this bitesize course will teach you efficient processes to minimize the time spent drafting, and ways to articulate your strengths and the strengths of your research team. 

Is this course right for me?

Yes if:

  • You're a Postgraduate Researcher with no real experience writing grant applications.

  • You want to refresh your knowledge and refocus your approach to the grant writing process.

  • You are applying for a postdoctoral grant or fellowship within the next 24 months.


Access the course now and invest in this key part of your career.

5 star rating

Great strategies and approach!

Postdoctoral Researcher

This was an amazing experience for someone new to grant writing.

This was an amazing experience for someone new to grant writing.

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5 star rating

For an online course it was very engaging. One of the bes...

Senior Lecturer

Useful information into the panels and their process of assessing applications.

Useful information into the panels and their process of assessing applications.

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5 star rating

Well run, creative and memorable.

PhD Candidate

Understanding the ThinkWrite approach to a grant application was useful. Very well structured with a confident presenter.

Understanding the ThinkWrite approach to a grant application was useful. Very well structured with a confident presenter.

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  • Once signed up, you’ll have access to a suite of videos and worksheets. These will guide you through the task of scoping, planning and writing your grant application.

  • We will show you how to select an appropriate funding body, identify what funders are looking for in an application and explore how to sell your ideas so they excite the funder and the panel.

  • Then you will have developed a strategic approach to writing applications, using the guidance notes and forms to understand your funder’s needs and giving you the tools to articulate your unique blend of skills.

Chapters & Lessons:

  • 2

    Finding your funder

    • Winning Grants: The Gatekeeper (4 minutes)

    • Finding your funder (6 minutes)

    • Quiz

  • 3

    Announcing your author-ity

    • Winning Grants: The Author (4 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 (2 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 (2 minutes)

    • Winning Grants: Structuring a grant application (3 minutes)

    • Quiz

    • Winning Grants: Mapping out a large application (6 minutes)

  • 9

    Recap

    • Recap (1 minute)

    • Feedback

    • Additional courses

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FAQ's

  • How much content is provided within the course?

    There are 60 minutes of video content plus worksheets and quizzes.

  • How much time should I set aside for each chapter?

    We recommend spending 1 hour per chapter on the video content, worksheets and quizzes. There are 8 chapters in total = 8 hours.

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

    The course follows the process of writing a grant or fellowship application. You can comfortably complete the course in 14 days. However, if you’d like to use the course in parallel with writing your application, you may need to enrol for 1 month or 3 months.

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