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Grant writing

Length: 3 h

When: 12th February 2020 (9:30 to 12:30 am)

Where: Research and Enterprise (60 University road), Seminar room, 1st floor

Open to: all QUB postdocs (research fellows, senior research fellows, fellowship holders)

Places: 30

Cost: Free (registration compulsory)


Applying for grants is one of the main activities of researchers: always planning for the next funding to keep the research going. Large-scale applications that involve several institutions based in the UK or in the world are the responsibility of senior academic staff. The involvement of Postdocs in this adventure could however be beneficial for the whole team. Postdocs would indeed build confidence in developing collaborative projects while working closely with senior staff, learn about the writing process and improve their CVs!

This first session will present on overview of the process and its basic principles. More detailed sessions will be available on demand.

Programme Objectives:

After attending the training we expect that attendees will:

  • understand better the funding landscape (beyond Fellowships)
  • be able to understand the multi-partner application process with its related aspects and requirements
  • feel more confident to support senior staff with large projects

*Registration is not currently possible (next date not scheduled yet)*


Lydia Lepécuchel has a PhD in Life Sciences and worked in baby food research in the Netherlands as a FP5 Marie Curie fellow. In 2006 her career shifted to research management. She developed her expertise in European research funding within the British consulting company PERA where she provided support to industrial and academic clients for 6 years. She is experienced in concept development, European proposal writing and project management. Since August 2012, she is responsible for the European funding activities as European Research Manager at Queen’s University Belfast.