17. Mai 2021, 09:00 Uhr

Research Proposals and Grant Writing for Ph.D. Students (digital seminar)

Be able to write convincing research proposals and grants to support the success of your research.

Zeit: 17. Mai 2021, 09:00 Uhr – 18. Mai 2021, 16:00 Uhr
Referent/in: Dr. Megan Hansen (She holds a Ph.D. as well as a master’s and bachelor’s degree in English. She has extensive experience as a writing instructor at New Mexico State University and Doña Ana Community College in the United States, and has been teaching academic writing and grant writing at the University of Stuttgart as a freelance instructor since 2020. Dr. Hansen is particularly skilled at grant writing, and co-founded Eunoia Writing Solutions, where she creates and revises written material in a variety of contexts, including proposals, plans, policies, reports, and website content.)
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Your research is important to you, but it can be challenging to demonstrate its significance to other people, especially when English is not your native language. Writing convincing grant proposals is an indispensable skill for researchers. Excellent English can help to persuade your audience, while awkward writing has the potential to cloud your message. This workshop highlights key language elements that can help your English proposal stand out for the right reasons.

Learning results:

  • Ability to identify and use persuasive and descriptive language
  • Understanding key differences between grant writing and other types of academic writing
  • Knowing essential vocabulary and phrases
  • Composing adequate sentence structures (advantages of active vs. passive voice)
  • Knowing the appropriate verb tenses for each section
  • Identifying and solving common problems of grant writing

Requirement: Participants are required to work through asynchronous online materials via ILIAS and to participate in the synchronous Webex meetings with the instructor. To profit the most from this workshop, participants are requested to identify a grant or research funding opportunity that they would like to use for practice writing.

Dieses Seminar gehört zu den überfachlichen Lehrveranstaltungen zur Vermittlung von fachübergreifenden Schlüsselqualifikationen nach §5 Abs. 4 Nr. 2 PromO 2016.

Für die Teilnahme an diesem Workshop erhalten die Teilnehmer/innen 1 Leistungspunkt.

Promovierende der Universität Stuttgart
Universität Stuttgart
ILIAS / Webex
The Writing Center of the University of Stuttgart

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