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Grant Acquisition – How to Produce a Winning Proposal on 12th December 2019 in Hamburg

More and more researchers need to raise money for their research projects. But where to find funding bodies and how to convince them?

This workshop provides an overview about main funding schemes and a chance to learn the practical skills in putting a winning proposal together.

Fundamental Research
12 December 2019 - 12 December 2019
Hamburg, Germany

The workshop illustrates the process by the example of Horizon 2020, the European Union's Framework Programme for Research & Innovation, which is one of the major areas of EU spending. It offers a multitude of opportunities, but also poses many challenges. The skills acquired are transferable to other types of programmes supporting research. It is therefore particularly valuable for those starting out their research career.

The goal of this workshop is to provide practical training on how to approach the preparation of a proposal effectively, particularly focusing on collaborative projects.

The workshop will cover in a compact, but nevertheless practical form the background knowledge needed to prepare a good proposal and to acquire research funding. The goal is to provide participants with a good understanding of:
Strategic aspects:
• an introduction to funding opportunities and to Horizon 2020
• what information, documents are essential and helpful
• the structure of proposals and how to organise the proposal preparation to make the process efficient
• how to produce a convincing case, particularly on impact
• financing and budgeting
• success factors and typical failures

The workshop will consist of lectures, discussions and exercises. Exercises will focus on the writing of the proposal, e.g. structuring the proposal, preparing templates to organise the writing process for individual proposers as well as for collaborative proposals, and conceiving a convincing chapter on impact and outreach.

The workshop is conceived for researchers wishing to learn about the principles of developing multidisciplinary collaborative research projects.

Please visit for further details or contact Mrs. Silke Ludewigs at

Tutech Innovation GmbH is a company whose mission is to promote effective transfer and exploitation of knowledge especially relating to science and technology for wealth creation and in the interests of society. Tutech is owned jointly by Hamburg University of Technology and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

TUTECH ACADEMY workshops on technology transfer and innovation and research management equip participants from research and business with the right skill sets to do new work in their fields. Tutech Innovation GmbH has considerable experience in coaching researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds, disciplines and experience as well as nurturing those doing PhDs, participating in graduate schools or in the early stages of career development.


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