Early Career Researchers’ Grant Writing Workshop

Our Early Career Working Group has organised a workshop on grant-writing for 30 early-career ecologists (early postdoctoral level) planning to submit an independent fellowship or grant proposal as named postdoc in the near 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 and experienced in reviewing & assessing applications, representing multiple research organisations and funding sources.

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


Prof. Helen Roy (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)
Dr Barbara Tigar (Liverpool Hope University)
Dr Iain Stott (University of Southern Denmark)
Dr Jennifer Rowntree (University of Manchester)
Dr Maria Olalla Lorenzo-Carballa (University of Coruna)


  • Plenaries from experienced grant recipients who are also experienced in reviewing & assessing applications
  • Small discussion groups
  • Activities to better understand the grant assessment/feedback process
  • Opportunities to practice writing your lay summary and get feedback from mentors & peers
  • Networking
  • Lunch and refreshments


£40 BES members
£55 non BES members

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The workshop is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email kathryn@britishecologicalsociety.org directly.

For guidance and to view the full programme please see here.

Please note to receive a registration invite to this workshop, you must submit an answer to the project idea question. The workshop has been designed with this in mind and it is an integral part of the day. Answers should be no longer than 300 words (ideally 150-300 words).