Scriptorium provides training and advisory services in grant writing for consortia, large-scale individual grants, and grant offices of research institutes. We also organise seminars in grant-writing skills and advanced writing skills at doctoral schools across Europe.


Core Courses

  • Grant writing skills: 1-day course for junior group leaders. This course is often adapted for one specific funding instrument as a case study: e.g. FNRS funding instruments; H2020-RIA; ERC-PoC.
  • Research fellowship applications: 1,5-day course in grant writing skills intended for postdoctoral and graduating doctoral researchers.
  • Focus on the PhD thesis: 2-day course for graduating doctoral researchers.
  • The CV clinic: a half-day course focused on research CVs intended for fellowship applications and the academic job market. It complements courses on writing a business CV typically available locally at academic career centres.
  • The oral interview: 1-day workshop and mock interviews intended for applicants preparing for an interview with a funding agency.
  • Science journalism: introducing the basics: 1-day course for graduate researchers (at MSc and PhD level) who are interested in science communication careers.

Consulting Services
Scriptorium has provided assistance on applications to H2020 and national funding agencies:

  • ANR, PIA3 – France; PIA3 is a large-scale structural fund for establishing innovative graduate schools in French universities.
  • AXA: Research Chair.
  • DFG – Germany: research grants, postdoc fellowships.
  • FWO and FNRS – Belgium: research grants, postdoc fellowships, SBO (basic research for valorisation), EOS (consortium grants).
  • ERC: Starting Grant, Consolidator Grant, Proof of Concept.
  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD).
  • Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions: CoFund; Innovation and Technology Networks (ITN), Individual Fellowships (IF).