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Getting ready for your first individual research grant


Thorough understanding of the basic principles for writing (international) competitive individual proposals.


  • This workshop prepares you (young researchers @ PhD/post doc level) to become competitive candidates for prestigious individual national and European research grants. 
  • The workshop starts with a brief overview of the main European and Dutch research schemes with particular attention for individual grant schemes for young post-docs, such as Marie Curie Individual Fellowships, VENI and Rubicon,  including the evaluation process.  
  • Next focus will be on your CVs. What are important ingredients of your CV and what are the evaluation criteria of the above mentioned funding schemes related to the applicant of an individual research proposal? Does your CV fulfil these criteria yet, and what is still missing? 
  • The second half of the workshop is dedicated to assess the evaluation criteria of these funding schemes as well the so-called “hidden criteria”, which are used to assess the quality of the research project and its structure. The workshop will be concluded with an individual assignment to define a personal action plan for each participant.

See for more information in this leaflet.  

  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    Interested research and support staff who will submit a research proposal for funding within the next 12 months, for example for Marie Curie Individual Grants or for the NWO Talent Scheme VENI or Rubicon. The training is directed at PhD-candidates. Experience in applying for funding is not required.

  • ECTS

    The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 0,5 ECTS.

  • Date

    8 June 2021

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  • Location


  • Course fee

    Course participation is free of cost for individual employees. 

  • Maximum participants

    Maximum of 25 participants

  • Trainers

    Dr. Aya van den Kroonenberg, senior trainer of Yellow Research
    Noortje van der Knaap, Research Grants Advisor, EU-Office

  • Course materials

    Course materials will be provided during the training

  • Requirements

    Participants have to submit their CV in PDF format, two weeks prior to the course start, to

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