During this session you will receive personal feedback from experts on one of the most important parts of your grant, the grant summary. Writing a grant summary is similar but not alike to writing a abstract for a scientific paper, as outlined for example in this paper. Only 10-20% of grants applications for grants such as the Rubicon or Marie Curie are successful and reviewers receive many grants per call. Therefore its vital to catch the readers interest with your grant summary because Its appeal is a strong determinant for whether your grant will be successful. This is highlighted by one of the comments from the National Institute of Health (USA) reviewer evaluation (2005); “If I don’t get interested by the first page, the proposal is lost”.
Owner, BioTop Consultancy
Coos van Laar is a biochemist with a PhD in endocrinology. In 1995, she has established the grant consulting company BioTop Consultancy. Since then, she has been working to support companies, universities and research organizations within the Netherlands and abroad in acquiring Dutch and European grants for R&D projects. Her strength is the combination of a scientific background, clear language and an analytical perspective. This has resulted in many successful grant applications for projects in the life sciences, health care, food and medical technology sectors.
Friday 13.30 - 16.15