PhD Conference Hackathon
The PhD Conference Hackathon offers a unique opportunity for research students to learn the skills required to submit well-structured grant applications to funding bodies. The goal of the Hackathon is to help research students develop these skills and encourage cross-theme and cross-institution collaboration.
- Part 1 (90 minutes, including Q&A): Presentation on how to write good grant proposals. Students will be split into groups according to their research topics. Each group will work construct a short research proposal with the goal of proposing a novel research project (students are welcome to work after the end of this section of the workshop, if they wish).
- Part 2 (90 minutes): Oral presentation of the short proposals according to specified criteria provided by Prof. Trucco. Feedback will be provided both by the speaker and by the other students.
- LO1: Learning guidelines for preparing well-planned, convincing grant applications.
- LO2: Learning the key criteria for success for different types of funding bodies.
- LO3: Learning about how assessment panels work, mostly for SICSA-relevant funding bodies like EPSRC.
- LO4: Suggestions how to make the best from each proposal according to the feedback provided in Part 2.
- LO5: Students will write a two-page summary of an ideal grant to present to SICSA committee.
All students should bring their own laptop
Capacity: max 60 people (10 teams of four to six people)
Time allotment: 3 Hours (2 x 1H 30Mins sessions)