Events and workshops

The Research Support Office is continuously hosting workshops regarding the art of writing an application and information meetings regarding EU or other funders. We are continuouly working on new courses and events, and we welcome your ideas.

Info meeting: How to write an application for a Marie S. Curie European Training Network (ETN), 25 October


Are you planning to apply for a Marie S. Curie European Training Network (ETN) at the coming deadline?

Then sign up for the info meeting hosted by the Research Support Office at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital.

The purpose of the info meeting is to give you an understanding of the idea behind Marie S. Curie European Training Networks including the structure and content of a competitive proposal.

The info meeting will contain presentations from the Research Support Office (RSO) and tips and tricks from a successful applicant.

You are expected to read the MSCA call text and Guide for Applicants before the workshop.


  • Sign up for the info meeting here no later than Wednesday 11 October


Time and venue:

Time: 25 October 2017, 09:00 - 11:30

Venue: Preben Hornungstuen, The Conference Centre, Building 1422, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2


The Research Support Office reserves the right to cancel the info meeting if no more than 10 have signed up.

The info meeting is free of charge.





Raising the Quality of your Research Proposal - a Workshop for Senior Researchers, 8 November

Target group: Researchers with minimum 3 years’ postdoc experience and/or significant experience in writing proposals.

Motivation: The fierce competition for research funds demands proposals of a very high quality in order to secure a favourable evaluation score and attract funding. This workshop will provide input on how to raise the quality of your research proposals.  

Workshop content:

  • The workshop will be delivered as a combination of presentations, discussion and feedback on proposals. It is therefore also a requirement that you are prepared to share one of your submitted research proposals with the other participants.
  • Two proposals will be selected as the subject of discussion in the group work at the workshop.
  • All proposals will be discussed in one-to-one sessions.
  • All participants will receive feedback on their proposal from the course presenters. 

Participant requirements:

Participation requires that you are prepared to share one of your submitted research proposals with the other participants, that you are willing to carefully read the selected proposals before the workshop and to enter into a constructive discussion about the proposals, even though they are outside your own area of research.


When:           8 November 2017 at 12.30 – 15.30  

Where:          Meeting Room 2.3 – The Conference Centre, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4, Building 1421 

Presenters:   Anya Vinstrup, AU Research Support Office                   
                      Anne Birgitte Lindgren, AU Research Support Office 

Language:     English, unless all participants are Danish speakers.

Registration: Please register here no later than 11 October 2017.

Please forward one of your previous research proposals to, when you have received a confirmation of your participation.


Good Grantmanship and the Danish Funding Landscape, 29 November

Target group

International PhDs and postdocs with little or no experience in grant writing.


The purpose of the workshop is to give the participants an intensive introduction to the component parts of the grant proposal, how they fit together, and how writers can ensure that each part supports the overall argument and which techniques to use when writing your proposal. The purpose of the workshop is also to introduce the Danish funding landscape and AU internal procedures regarding proposal submission.

Workshop content

The workshop will be delivered as a combination of presentations, group work and discussion.  The presentations will cover:

  • What do reviewers want to see?
  • What are the component parts of the proposal?
  • How to compose each part of the proposal?
  • Who are the most important Danish funders, and what do they support?
  • Which procedures do you need to observe in the proposal phase?

In the group work, participants will discuss the drafts of the objectives and perspectives section of their individual projects and do a mock review of a sample proposal.

Participant requirements

Before the workshop, participants are expected to have read ‘the advice and tools for your grant proposal’ on the RSO website - .

The group work will require that the participants are prepared:

  • to forward a draft for the objectives and perspective section of their proposal to the course presenters (read ‘the advice and tools’ before you start writing).
  • to share their draft with the other participants.
  • to enter into constructive discussion of the drafts of the other participants in the group.

Workshop presenters

Anya Bjørn Vinstrup, Research Support Office
Torben Thams Classen, Research Support Office

Practical information

Time: 29 November at 09:00 to 12:00

Venue: Meeting Room 1, The Conference Centre, Building 1421, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4, 8000  Aarhus C

Registration: Please sign up here no later than 23 November 2017

Please forward you draft for the objectives and perspectives section no later than 24 November 2017 to

Please bring your laptop to the workshop. It will be used in the group work.

Due to the form of the workshop the number of participants is limited to 30. Please do not take a place from someone else. Make sure to cancel your registration, if you are unable to attend.

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