Grant application writing: A masterclass with Dr. Ana Pineda

Last week, I had the immense pleasure of hosting a masterclass on writing grant applications with Dr. Ana Pineda from the blog I focus and write. I loved Ana’s presentation and took a ton of notes to prepare for my next grant application.

If you’re also planning to write a grant application and want to put all the chances on your side, you can now watch the replay 🎉. I’m sure you’ll find it useful too!

What is the masterclass about?

Writing a grant application is like growing a plant. Before doing the actual work, there are a few steps to take to ensure the best possible harvest! In this class, Ana outlines the first steps you can take to increase your chances of getting funded. 

More specifically, you’ll learn how to: 

  • 1) Set a SMARTER goal for grant writing and reverse-engineer from that.
  • 2) Take action on the first steps: funding calls, people, and your CV.
  • 3) Boost your creativity for your idea to grow.

Who is Dr. Ana Pineda?

Ana Pineda, Ph.D., is a scientist, certified yoga instructor, and founder of I focus and write. I focus and write is an all-in-one resource to help scientists write their papers, get things done, and have a productive, creative, and happy academic life. Her blog, free masterclasses, and online programs combine her passion for a new mindful approach to academic life with more than 15 years of research experience at top European Institutions, such as Wageningen University and the Netherlands Institute of Ecology. Here you can check her free Starter Kit.

Ana has published her work in the journal Nature, and she has given talks at Oxford University and the British Ecological Society. She now lives in The Netherlands, where you can find her walking on the beach, doing yoga, or eating pannenkoeken with her husband and two children.

Your 90-day plan before you start writing your grant application

Getting funding for your research makes a world of difference to your career. It gives you the resources you need to do excellent research, the opportunity to hire the people YOU want to work with, the freedom to work on the topics that interest you, and it’s the most effective way to publish extensively in top journals. But getting a grant is no easy business!

The odds of getting funding are slim and for you to have a shot, your proposal has to be excellent. In this masterclass, Ana gives you the first steps to start writing your grant and put all the chances on your side. So, if you plan to write a grant proposal, don’t wait! Watch the masterclass and create your action plan.

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