Early career ecologist grant writing workshop

The grant writing workshop for early career ecologists is for those planning to submit an independent fellowship or grant proposal as named postdoc in the future.

The workshop will include best practice and tailored support focused on converting a project idea into a grant or fellowship application. Participants will hear from ecologists in early and later career stages who are recipients of fellowships, representing multiple research organisations and funding sources.

By the end of the workshop, delegates will have gained detailed insight into the grant writing process. After the workshop, it is expected that each participant will leave feeling confident they have the knowledge and ability to submit an application.


23rd November 2018

10am – 5pm, arrivals from 9.30am


Charles Darwin House, central London


  • Plenaries from experienced grant recipients
  • Activities to better understand the grant assessment/feedback process
  • Opportunities to write your grant application with facilitation and feedback from mentors & peers
  • Networking
  • Small discussion groups
  • Lunch and refreshments provided

How to apply:

Whilst this workshop is aimed at early postdoctoral ecologists, PhD students are welcome to apply. Please note that places are very limited and places were filled quickly in a previous workshop.

Tickets are available here: https://bit.ly/2NvVGtj

On purchasing your ticket Amy Padfield, Education Manager, will contact you with further details. You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire to allow us to tailor the workshop to your requirements. In addition you will be asked the following question:

Please provide a “lay summary” of your research proposal (up to 300 words). We will not judge your expression of interest based on the content of this, but want to be sure you come with a specific proposal idea to work on at the workshop. This information will not be shared outside of the workshop organisers and speakers, but will be used by us to be prepared to give participants the best possible tailored experience.