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Funding for Research

Course description

This course will give you:

  •     Overview of the funding landscape and knowledge of how to identify viable funding sources, e.g. by using Research Professional
  •     Insight into the structure of a research grant proposal and the purpose of its components
  •     Insight into typical features of the successful application
  •     Framing the project for the specific funder and funding opportunity
  •     Insight into how funders process grant proposals, and factors determining success or failure; the importance of evaluation criteria
  •     Tools for developing, qualifying and pitching project ideas
  •     Writing an effective proposal CV • Costing a project and constructing a proposal budget
  •     Insight through own experience into the mechanisms of grant proposal review and funding decisions

Intended learning outcome

Insight into the funding landscape and competencies in writing a competitive funding application.

Teaching methods

During the 2-day course, participants will acquire workable knowledge of processes and tools through presentations and interactive exercises. Be aware, there is considerable homework between the 2 course days.

The major learning points will come from working with your own research grant proposal and follow the entire process from framing the project to funding decision. Participants are required to assess grant proposals under realistic conditions and participate in a mock review panel meeting.


Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School of Health Sciences at SDU, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

Course fee

The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled in Universities that have joined the Open market agreement.

For other participants there is a course fee of (2023 prices)

DKK 3.900 ,-

EUR 524,34 ,-

Graduate Programme

Clinical Research

Course director

Helen Korsgaard

ECTS credits


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  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: 6550 4949

Last Updated 31.10.2022