Grant-writing workshops

 

We offer grant-writing workshops for junior group leaders and postdocs, as well as workshops on research fellowship applications for advanced PhD researchers.
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Consulting on grant proposals

 

In 2016-2017, Scriptorium assisted on grants that brought in over 24.5 million euros. This is not a complete record, as we are still counting. We assist both consortia and individual proposals, focusing on key aspects including work programme, project management, impact, implementation, and dissemination.
Learn about our advisory services

 

Workshop portfolio

 

A selection of titles from our portfolio: "The CV writing clinic," "Interviewing skills for grant proposals," "Coaching support for ERC applicants", "Key issues in an ITN proposal." We also teach on "Writing the PhD doctoral thesis" in graduate schools across Europe.
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Consulting on grant proposals

We provide advisory services for both consortium applications and individual proposals that target national and EU funding agencies.   Consortium applications We can help you design competitive policy content which reflects the unique strengths of your consortium and fulfills the policy vision for the funding instrument. Our focus is on non-scientific aspects of the proposal, […]

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Confidentiality

We take the confidentiality of your work very seriously. Typically, we sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in a consulting contract. But even when we are not asked to sign one, we will not discuss the content of your work with anybody. In a workshop, we use only open-access materials as our training samples.     […]

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Content Architecture

Your content architecture –  the way your writing is structured and organised – should support usability and fulfill the intended purpose of the document. From the user’s perspective, information should be easy to find, easy to understand, and satisfying to use. From the organisation’s perspective, key messages should be visibly placed, content ordered into helpful […]

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Director

Julia Staykova-McKinnon, Ph.D. Founder and Programme Director [email protected]   Julia has fifteen years of experience as a lecturer and consultant in grant writing, business proposal development for private investors, research writing and communication, and public speaking. She consults on proposals submitted to European and national funding agencies and teaches workshops in doctoral schools and research […]

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Our Mission

If your job involves writing, our mission is to make your life easier!   We will help you write and speak persuasively about your work, and create documents and presentations that are clear, accurate, and effective.   We will help your organisation increase productivity, improve customer relationships, and deliver a strong message to partner organisations, […]

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Confidentiality

We take the confidentiality of your work very seriously. To protect any sensitive information, delete it before you show us samples of your writing. Where sensitive information is involved, we are happy to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.   Our writing skills evaluation is anonymous. Our report gives recommendations for optimising productivity in your organisation without naming individual […]

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The oral interview

Learn what to expect at the oral interview, how to prepare, and how to interact with your reviewers.

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Customers

You will benefit from our global experience and insight. So far, we have trained thousands of people in Europe, the US, and Canada; evaluated projects in the sciences, law, policy, and art; and consulted multicultural teams whose first language is not English.

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