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TAYJ034 Writing Successful Research Proposal Abstracts and Proposals 1 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Postgraduate studies
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Yliopiston yhteiset tohtoriopinnot
Doctoral School

General description

Learning outcomes:

After the course the student
-    recognizes the significance and qualities of a good abstract for research proposal
-    understands the reviewing of research abstracts from the reviewers point of view
-    can write precise, persuasive and competitive research proposal abstracts

Course description:

Applying for research/Ph.D funding means that you are inevitably applying for highly competitive schemes.
So what makes the difference between success and failure, and what are the key characteristics of the heart of your proposal: the abstract? This concise, one-day workshop will offer weighed and tested guidelines on how to develop winning abstracts for your research projects.


Tue 16.2.2016

10.15 - 12.00    Writing better abstracts: Key characteristics
12.00 - 13.00    lunch
13.15 – 15.00    Identifying weak points and getting better at it: Discussion on students’ research application abstracts

Room: KH3 (UTA Main building)

Teacher: Professor Maryanne Dever, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Group size: 15-24

Study methods: Students are required to send a pre-assignment to Moodle. Pre-assignment consists of a draft of student’s abstract of a research proposal in English. The draft can be written especially for this purpose or students can use their previous abstracts.

Mode of assessment: Active participation is required. After the workshop, students are required to re-write and revise the abstract and send it to Moodle again.

Scale: Pass/fail.

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Maryanne Dever, Teacher responsible


16-Feb-2016 – 16-Feb-2016