Grant proposal writing

For the final talk in the series ESE Talks... How to Survive the System: Practical Skills for Researchers, Chris McCabe (UK) and Gareth Lavery (UK) will cover the process of grant proposal writing. This essential topic is vital for all academics and although aimed at junior researchers, a discussion of best practice in grant proposal writing is always useful. By covering the learning points below the two co-presenters will provide some useful advice for when you sit down to write that next grant proposal.

Key learning points:

  • Grant writing pitfalls to avoid
  • Top Tips: Maximising application success
  • Fitting the grant to the scheme
  • Fellowships versus project grants
  • Application timing and timelines

ESE Talks… Grant proposal writing: Tuesday 28 July: 16:00 CET

Co-presenters: Chris McCabe (UK) and Gareth Lavery (UK)

Please view the recording below. 

Chris McCabe (UK)

Chris McCabe (UK)

Chris McCabe is Professor of Molecular Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham. He works on diverse mechanisms of endocrine cancers, particularly via thyroid and breast tumour models. Specifically, the research of the McCabe group focuses on proto-oncogenes in thyroid, breast and colon tumours; in vitro and in vivo models exploring gene function; mechanisms of aneuploidy and genetic instability; the action of the sodium iodide symporter NIS in thyroid and breast tumours. The McCabe group currently holds funding from numerous funders including the Medical Research Council. Members of the group include a Consultant Clinician, a Clinical Lecturer, an MRC Senior Research Fellow, 4 PhD students, and an MRC technician. He has published extensively including in Nature, The Lancet, Cancer Research, Oncogene, JCEM, Endocrinology, FASEB, Genome Biology, Human Molecular Genetics, Nucleic Acids Research and Endocrine Related Cancer, winning several journal awards. Chris McCabe was until recently Chair of the Wellcome Trust Basic Science Committee, and Chair of the Science Committee for the Society for Endocrinology. He is an Associate Editor of Endocrine Related Cancer, and has held Editorial positions on several other endocrine journals.

Gareth Lavery (UK)

Gareth Lavery (UK)

Gareth is a Professor of Molecular Metabolism at the University of Birmingham and a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow. Following postdoctoral training in Molecular Endocrinology at UT Southwestern in Dallas, establishing models to investigate redox regulated glucocorticoid metabolism he returned to Birmingham and received a BBSRC David Phillips fellowship to establish a group working on an understanding of redox regulated glucocorticoid action and metabolic energy homeostasis. In 2014 he became a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and established The Molecular Metabolism Research Group. The group seeks to define the molecular and metabolic mechanisms by which hormones and nutrients interact to impact physiology in health and disease. A long term aim is to derive impact through fundamental knowledge acquisition and by defining strategies to combat age-related metabolic decline.