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.

Open information meeting on Innovation Fund Denmark's 2019 programmes, 14 November 2018


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 13-14:30 Aarhus University and Innovation Fund Denmark host an open information meeting on Innovation Fund Denmark’s 2019 programmes.

The meeting will take place in building 1324, auditorium 011 at Bartholins Allé 10, 8000 Aarhus C. At the meeting, you will be able to hear about the latest news on the fund’s 2019 calls. It will also be possible to ask questions to scientific officers from Innovation Fund Denmark.

The information meeting will address both Grand Solution and the other programmes.

Grand Solutions are collaborative projects with a clear potential to create knowledge, growth and employment in Denmark. For Grand Solutions, there are two rounds of applications in 2019, the thematic calls has a deadline for applications on February 19, 2019, while the deadline for the open call is August 20, 2019.

Examples of subject areas that could be included in the thematic calls:

  • Strategic technologies of growth
  • Bio resources
  • Health and clinical research
  • Welfare and education
  • Energy
  • Environmental technology

For more information on Grand Solutions 2019 visit:  

Time: Wednesday, November 14 at 13:00 - 14:30

Place: Building 1324, auditorium 011

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Registration is not necessary.  

Good grantmanship and the Danish funding landscape, 28 November 2018

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 discussions.  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

Mads Lykke Berggreen, AU Research Support Office
Rikke Märcher Rochat, AU Research Support Office

Practical information

Time:               28 November 2018 from 09:00 - 12:00

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

Registration:   Please register on this link no later than 17 November 2018

Please forward your draft for the objectives and perspectives section (one page) no later than 17 November 2018 to

Please bring your laptop to the workshop. You will need it for the group work.

The workshop is for non-Danish speakers only. 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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