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IN PERSON: Grant Writing: Beyond the PhD

Transitioning successfully from a post-graduate student to a post-doc or an academic post requires new skills, including how to apply for funding. In this workshop we will cover some of the keys to going beyond your PhD including but not limited to the importance of mentorship, building a network and developing your grant -writing skills.


Topics to be covered are:

  • Grant seeking and winning as a key activity for academics and researchers (including thinking strategically about grant seeking NOW at the final-year PhD stage)
  • Understanding the funding landscape and differences between the types of grants
  • How to develop grant-writing skills
  • What makes a good fellowship application
  • Building a network
  • Finding a good mentor
  • Career planning
  • Resources and tools
Tuesday, August 13, 2024
9:00am - 1:00pm
Hlanganani Junction - Level 5 - Chancellor Oppenheimer Library
International Grants Hub: Research Office & FHS: Research Funding
Final Year PhD Students
OPGS workshops

Registration is required. There are 75 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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