Winning Grants

10 steps to winning your next grant application

Each step in this self-directed 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 are an Early Career 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.

To get a sense of the course before you sign up, we’ve made  Step 3 free. Just click on the button below to sign in and start learning!

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.

Included Lessons:

  • 1

    Step 1

    • Tell Us About You

    • The ThinkWrite Model (1 minute)

  • 2

    Step 2

    • How to apply the Model (3 minutes)

  • 4

    Step 4

    • Understanding what each funder wants (9 minutes)

  • 5

    Step 5

    • Discovering priorities: a worked example (5 minutes)

  • 6

    Step 6

    • Sharpening your message (9 minutes)

  • 7

    Step 7

    • SMART thinking strengthens the message (3 minutes)

  • 8

    Step 8

    • Building your application (1 minute)

  • 9

    Step 9

    • Feedback

  • 10

    Step 10

    • Recap

    • Every review helps

Pricing options

Regular Clients Include: