Newcomers - In summary - Your proposal in a nutshell

This lunchtime session is part of the NEwComERs - Network for Early Career Essex Researchers one week training programme and will give you some advice on how to write a summary for your grant application.

  • Tue 9 Jan 18

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Colchester Campus

    EBS 2.40

  • Event speaker

    Dr Richard Gunn

  • Event type

    Workshops, training and support
    Newcomers (Network for Early Career Essex Researchers): Research Week

  • Event organiser

    Research and Enterprise Office

  • Contact details


Most research grants require you to write a summary. The summary may be the hardest part of the grant proposal to write because it demands completeness and brevity and capturing the reader’s attention.

You must explain the main aims, objectives and importance of the proposal as simply as possible. At the same time, you must make it interesting to read, so that your proposal will stand out from all the others a reviewer might see on a typical day. Proposal summaries need to also be written using non-technical language so that they can be understood by general audiences.

In this session we will review a range of proposal summaries identifying the main features of effective summaries. Participants are very welcome to bring their own examples along for review. You will also have time having a go at writing your own summary.

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