18.01.2022 10:30 - 18.01.2022 12:00
Special seminar: How to succeed with your project proposal – successful applicants share their experience
This seminar, arranged by the Bjerknes Proposal Writing Class, is mostly targeting early career scientists who will submit a proposal for the upcoming NFR deadline. It may also be useful for more experienced scientists who plan to submit. In addition, we cordially invite other experienced scientists to join the seminar and contribute to the discussion with their experiences about successful and unsuccessful proposals.
See you on zoom,
(NOTE: Contact Friederike Hoffmann for zoom link.)
Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Department at GFI
Successful Proposals: NFR Researcher Project FJO2RD funded 2021; NFR Klimaninja – photo story 2021; NFR Researcher project 2017; NFR Young Research Talent 2014; EU Hydrolab+ 2016; + much more
Researcher at GFI
Successful proposals: NFR Researcher Project BASIC, funded 2021
National Natural Science Foundation of China, funded 2015 and 2018; UiB Strategic Programme for International Research Collaboration, funded 2018
They will answer the following questions, as well as additional questions from the audience:
1. Why do you think that your proposal (NFR 2021) was successful? What made the trick, compared to other excellent proposals?
• Specific reviewer comments in Excellence, Impact, Implementation that justify decision?
• Your own opinion why you think this proposal was special?
• What was the difference between this proposal and others of yours which were not successful (if any)?
• Was this proposal a re-submission of a rejected proposal?
• Did you get any support during proposal preparation, what was most helpful?
2. Did you submit unsuccessful proposals during your career? If yes:
• Did you always feel that rejection was justified?
• Was it a waste of time to write these proposals?
• Did you gain any benefit from unsuccessful proposals? (e.g. new networks, new ideas, structured ideas, resubmission was funded, re-use for other proposals, …?)
3. How can we be successful?
• How can early career scientists find out if their idea/approach is “excellent”?
• Any concrete tips for a successful proposal?