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TAYJ034 Writing Research Grant Proposals 1–2 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
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Postgraduate studies
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Joint Doctoral Studies
Doctoral School

General description

Learning outcomes: The aim of this course is to strengthen the transferable grant writing skills and increase the understanding on these skills as part of researcher’s  career. The course will give practical tips and strategies for grant writing. The course is directed at doctoral researchers at the beginning phase of their studies.

After completing the course, you will

  • know basic strategic principles, how to strengthen your skills in grant writing in the academic context,
  • understand the research funding system, especially in Finland,
  • be able to identify different types of research funding opportunities for your doctoral research,
  • recognize main relevant research funding foundations in your research field,
  • be able to clarify the impact and implementation of your research from the research funding agency point of view,
  • be able to improve  your grant proposal abstract from the research funding agency point of view,
  • be able to strengthen your research networking, which will also support your grant writing skills,
  • understand better the position of mobility as the part of research grant proposal, 
  • be able to make the draft budget of your research activities for the foundation.



Part 1 - The ground for the grant writing

Part 2 - The funding sources (esp. foundations)

Part 3 – How to improve the description of impact and implementation of the research?

Part 4 – The features of good abstract of the grant proposal

Part 5 - Mobility and networking


Modes of study:

There’s two possibilities in studying this course. Online learning material will be used in both options.

Option 1) Online course, together with 3 hours introduction lectures (1 ECTS);

Option 2) Online course, together with 11 hours of contact teaching (2 ECTS).

In both options, the participants are expected to take part in introductory lecture and complete the exercises via Moodle on time by utilizing the course materials present on the platform. The exercises include short essays, comments and quizzes.

Group size:

Option 1) online course together with 3 hours introduction available for all (introductory lecture and online course is in English language)

Option 2) online course plus contact teaching (3 hours introduction, 8 hours teaching) for 20 persons (contact teaching in spring 2019 will be held in English language)

Teaching schedule:

Lecture 20.2.2019 at 13-16 in Pinni B1100  (NB! Changed Room!)

Each of the five online course modules will last from one to two weeks.

Contact teaching times for option 2):

Fri 8.3., Thu 14.3., Fri 22.3., Fri 29.3.2019 at 14-16 in Pinni B4116

Enrolment: Via Nettiopsu

Evaluation: Pass/fail

Evaluation criteria: Active participation in web-based working and exercises done on time.

More information: virve.kallioniemi-chambers (at) uta.fi

Enrolment for University Studies

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Virve Kallioniemi-Chambers, Teacher responsible


20-Feb-2019 – 29-Mar-2019