Designed for...

…master’s students, medical and health sciences graduate students new to applying for grants, or for those who may have applied unsuccessfully in the past.


3-6 hours

The course is shorter when delivered as a lecture, and longer if it is set up as a workshop for students  to research their own funders, develop their biographies and career narratives, and improve their project descriptions.


My standard rate for teaching is 1530 CHF/Euro per day, or 1000 CHF/Euro per half-day. A full day of teaching includes 6 hours of teaching in the classroom, excluding breaks (e.g., coffee, lunch). For work outside Switzerland, clients also pay travel expenses.

This course can be mixed and matched with any other course or elective to create a full-day or multi-day program.

This course introduces participants to the theory, practice, and art of grant writing. Students will learn how to research funding agencies, select the right grant, and identify the funder’s main interests and allegiances.  Based on these findings, I show students how to use this research to structure the form and content of their application so funders will find it immediately appealing.  Many students are shy about showcasing their strengths and accomplishments in their biographies and career statements, so this course also covers strategies and techniques for emphasizing these advantages in a manner that will appeal to funders.  The course covers short- and long-form applications and invited presentations.

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