XDOC2011 Grant writing (2 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


This course is aimed at familiarising students with the requirements of research grant proposals. The main focus is on writing a competitive research proposal and an academic CV/ resumé in English. Participants will learn how to identify the key funding bodies in their respective fields of inquiry and adjust their application to match the interests of grant giving institutions. Special attention will be given to genre-and target audience- specific writing.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, participants are expected to:

  • be able to search for funding opportunities and identify the key funding bodies in their respective fields of inquiry
  • to show awareness of variation between different application requirements and funding patterns and be able to adjust their applications accordingly
  • be aware of different research proposal formats and understand the features of a successful research proposal
  • be able to write a CV or resumé that complies with the standards of good academic practice

Additional information

For any questions concerning this course, please contact the course-specific responsible teacher and not the curriculum-level responsible teacher whose contact information you see on this page. You can find the course teachers and their contact information by going to Completion methods -> Teaching -> Basic Information. 

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
PASS-FAIL: Compulsory and active participation. Successful completion of core assignments. Final grading is based on the corresponding grading scale for the course.
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Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail