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ONLINE: Grant Writing for Postdocs: Beyond the Postdoc


About the workshop

What comes next? How do you navigate your way from Postdoc to Principal Investigator (PI)? How do you run your own research programme? What is research for impact? How do you know what funders are looking for in winning proposals?


We address all these and more in this session. It will be informative, engaging and set you up with valuable information and a set of tools to plan your path beyond your postdoctoral fellowship with confidence.


Our discussion points will include:

  • Introduction
  • Shifting from a Postdoc to PI Mindset
  • Navigating the Gap between a Postdoc and Academic Post
  • Navigating the Funding Landscape
  • Developing an Independent Research Program
  • Going Beyond Academic Metrics
  • Building a Professional Network
  • Developing Leadership and Management Skills
  • Conducting Independent Research as a Business
  • Conclusion (including where support is available for each step on the journey)


What previous attendees have said about this workshop:

  • "Overall, it was a good and thought-provoking workshop which showed me how to take steps to advance my research career."
  • "(I learnt) a lot really, especially about growing a research career, step by step."
  • "(I gained) experience from people that have already passed through this situation of being postdoc."


To attend this workshop, click Begin Registration below.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
10:00am - 12:30pm
International Grants Hub (IGH)
Postdoctoral Fellows
OPGS workshops

Registration is required. There are 85 seats available.

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Amanda Bessick



Room 2.04  Level 2 Otto Beit Building

University Avenue, Upper Campus

University of Cape Town

Rondebosch 7700


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