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 2018

If you are interested in participating in an international PhD network and recruit international researchers to your research group you should sign up for this Marie S. Curie European Training Network (ETN) information 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.

Before the meeting, you are expected to have read the MSCA call text and Guide for Applicants (expected to be published in September 2018). 

Practical information

Time: 25 October 2018 from 9.00 to 11.30

Venue: Meeting room 1.2 (and 1.3) Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4, 8000 Aarhu

  • Sign up for the info meeting here no later than Wednesday 10 October


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

Raising the Quality of your Research Proposals - a Workshop for Senior Researchers, 7 November 2018

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:           7 November 2018 at 12.30 – 15.30  

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

Presenters:   Martin Serritslev Riis, AU Research Support Office                      
                      Torben Thams Classen, AU Research Support Office 

Language:     English, unless all participants are Danish speakers.

Registration: Please register here no later than 11 October 2018.

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, 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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