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BSI Grant Writing Support

New for 2023, we are introducing a raft of activities to better support our community in writing excellent interdisciplinary funding applications.

Our new grant writing support include Grant Writing Groups, the introduction of a Writing Room as well as information sessions aimed at specific interdisciplinary research topics and calls.
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Researchers in discussion around table

Grant Writing Working Groups

Our Grant Writing Groups bring together 5-6 academics to discuss grant applications they are developing. They comprise a carefully managed balance of academics from across career stages and disciplines, providing high quality peer review and support. Each group meet regularly for a period of 6 months and are expected to commit to producing a grant application by the end of this time. The draft applications will then be reviewed by mock panels convened by the BSI based on the funding source being targeted.

Sign-up to take part in a Grant Writing Group here by 5 April 2024.

Interested but want to know more? Email bsi-manager@durham.ac.uk.

 

BSI Writing Room

The BSI host weekly Writing Room sessions. These are open sessions where people working on interdisciplinary biosciences research can come to write in a peaceful setting away from the distractions of their office and laboratories. There is tea, coffee and biscuits available and once per month there are information sessions delivered by experts on specific topics.

Email bsi.manager@durham.ac.uk to request calendar invites for the BSI Writing Room. 

Suggest an Information Session topic here.

  

Events   

Date Description
14 September 2023 Proposal Pitch Event
10 October 2023

BSI Writing Room

9-12 pm, Palatine Centre, PCL057

17 October 2023

 BSI Writing Room

10-12 pm, Palatine Centre, PCL051

20 October 2023 Round One Deadline: Submission of Grant Writing Group forms.
24 October 2023

BSI Writing Room

10-11 am, Palatine Centre, PCL051

24 October 2023

BSI Writing Room Plenary: Start of grant writing club, meeting your groups.

11-12 pm, Palatine Centre, PCL051

31 October 2023

BSI Writing Room

9-12 pm, Old Library, Grey College

7 November 2023

BSI Writing Room

9-12 pm, Old Library, Grey College

14 November 2023

BSI Writing Room Plenary: Applying for BBSRC – A guide for physical scientists.

Prof. Mark Leake (York)

10-12 pm, Pennington Room, Grey College

21 November 2023

BSI Writing Room

10-12 pm, Palatine Centre, PCL051

28 November 2023

BSI Writing Room

9-12 pm, Old Library, Grey College

5 December 2023

BSI Writing Room Plenary: The support RIS can provide for grant writing including grant development, including impact and costings.

10-12 pm, Palatine Centre, PCL051

12 December 2023

BSI Writing Room

9-12 pm, PH132 (Physics Department, James Knott Room)

9 January 2024

BSI Writing Room

9-12 pm, PH132 (Physics Department, James Knott Room)

16 January 2024

BSI Writing Room Plenary: UKRI cross research council responsive mode pilot scheme.

Speaker: Prof. John Girkin (Durham, Physics)

10-12 pm, Palatine Centre, PCL058

23 January 2024

BSI Writing Room

10 - 12 pm, Palatine Centre, PCL058

30 January 2024

BSI Writing Room

9 - 12 pm, Palatine Centre, PCL058

6 February 2024

BSI Writing Room

10 - 12 pm, Palatine Centre, PCL050

   
20 February 2024

BSI Writing Room

9 - 12 pm, Palatine Centre, PCL058

27 February 2024

BSI Writing Room

9 - 12 pm, Palatine Centre, PCL058

5 March 2024

BSI Writing Room

10 - 12 pm, Palatine Centre, PCL058

12 March 2024

BSI Writing Room

9 - 11 am, Palatine Centre, PCL051

5 April 2024

Deadline - Second call for new group members: Submission of Grant Writing Group forms.

16 April 2024

BSI Writing Room Plenary: Bringing Together Large National and International Teams

Professor Oscar Ces, Imperial College London

2-4 pm, Palatine Centre, PCL054 

Register here

23 April 2024

BSI Writing Room

9 - 12 pm, PH132 (Physics Department, James Knott Room)

30 April 2024

BSI Writing Room

9 - 12 pm, PH132 (Physics Department, James Knott Room)

7 May 2024

BSI Writing Room

9 - 12 pm, PH132 (Physics Department, James Knott Room)

14 May 2024

BSI Writing Room Plenary: Preparing Network Applications

Dr Sarah Harris, Astbury Centre, Leeds

2-4 pm, location TBC

21 May 2024

BSI Writing Room

9 - 12 pm, PH132 (Physics Department, James Knott Room)

28 May 2024

BSI Writing Room

9 - 12 pm, PH132 (Physics Department, James Knott Room)

4 June 2024

BSI Writing Room

9 - 12 pm, PH132 (Physics Department, James Knott Room)

11 June 2024

BSI Writing Room Plenary: Troubleshooting - Discussion of the main issues in proposal writing

10 - 12 pm, PH132 (Physics Department, James Knott Room)

18 June 2024

BSI Writing Room

9 - 12 pm, PH132 (Physics Department, James Knott Room)

15 July 2024 Deadline: BSI Grant Writing Group Proposal Submission.
WC 29 July 2024 BSI Grant Writing Group Mock Panels.

 

Upcoming events

Application Writing Information session

Tuesday 5 March 2024 - Tuesday 5 March 2024
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Confluence, CB-0015
Researchers in discussion around table

BSI Lunchtime Seminar - April 2024

Wednesday 17 April 2024 - Wednesday 17 April 2024
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Pennington Room, Grey College
Students being delivered a seminar in the business school

Plenary Session: Interdisciplinary Grant Writing

Tuesday 14 May 2024 - Tuesday 14 May 2024
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
James Knott Room (PH132) Department of Physics
Researchers in discussion around table

BSI Lunchtime Seminar - May 2024

Wednesday 15 May 2024 - Wednesday 15 May 2024
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Pennington Room, Grey College
Students being delivered a seminar in the business school