We offer a wide range of tailored workshops and training focusing on proposal development, which are flexible to your needs and schedule -
Here is a list of our most popular workshops. The structure, content and timing of these events can be tailored
Our workshops and training programmes are informed by our expertise as well as your needs:
Our Impact workshop is usually delivered across one full day, beginning with a session that explains what impact is, the types of impacts that are sought by the major research funders, and the ways in which impact should be a clearly integral part of funding applications.
Following a break, we then use theory of change as a framework by which participants are guided to develop their own impact strategies as relevant to their own research. This includes the articulation of impact goals and the identification of stakeholders and beneficiaries.
After lunch, we explore ways of growing your networks and how to engage with these networks through dissemination and communication.
Through collaborative learning, interaction, and guided exercises participants of this workshop not only develop an in-depth understanding of theory of change as it applies to their own research, but also develop the skills to use theory of change in the planning and development of research proposals.
The following example outlines our full-day Traps, Tricks and Techniques workshop. We begin by inviting participants to introduce themselves and their disciplines to enable us to focus the discussion to the interests and career-stages of attendees.
The first part of our Traps, Tricks and Techniques workshop then invites attendees to think about their own research objectives, as well as those of the funder that they are targeting. Participants are invited to complete an exercise designed to encourage them to think about what to consider when looking at funders. We then turn to looking at the peer review process and, prior to taking a break, participants are invited to complete a further related exercise.
The next part of this workshop outlines the key components of a
research proposal and explains the role and importance of each. Participants continue working through exercises, gradually outlining their proposal section-by-section. After lunch, attendees learn more about impact and dissemination, drawing upon theory of change.
Following the completion of our Traps, Tricks and Techniques workshop, participants are able to explain some of the tricks and techniques that can be used to generate a competitive research proposal and how to avoid common traps. They will also have developed a good outline of the key components of their application, having been given the opportunity to discuss their ideas with their peers as well as our experienced workshop facilitators.
This is an exciting new service that GrantCraft has developed for staff working remotely. At present we are offering pre-recorded presentations based around our popular training and workshops.
Once you have booked and registered, you will be given access to the content through a secure password-protected login. No specialist software is required. Our experienced facilitators will be on hand for support via video call (Zoom, Skype, MS Teams, etc.) and/or phone for questions and related exercises to ensure you get the most from the content provided.
These are available for download on an individual basis or for a team or department. Please contact us to discuss your needs and requirements.