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Grant Proposal Writing for Postgraduates


This interactive workshop is aimed at postgraduate students writing up a grant proposal to fund their postgraduate studies.

Outline of workshop programme:
(i)   The core components of a grant proposal
(ii)  Why grant proposals fail
(iii) What reviewers are looking for
(iv) Structure of proposals
(v)  Where to look for funding opportunities
(vi) Ten crucial tips
(vii) Budgeting fundamentals
Target audience

SU Master's and doctoral students who would like to learn how to write a good research grant proposal for funding for their research or studies. 

This workshop opportunity is funded by the Postgraduate Office. There is no cost involved for registered SU postgraduates who sign up and attend, however, in the case of late cancellations or non-attendance, applicants will be responsible for the full workshop fee since late cancellations and non-attendance have considerable cost implications for our office.​​

Contact and booking details

Booking is essential and places are limited. Please note that we will confirm your place on receipt of your application.

Online course format

This is a two-day interactive workshop. Participants will be expected to be available to attend all four of the online sessions via Microsoft Teams.

There are two online sessions per day:


In-person course format

This is a one-day interactive workshop. Participants will be expected to be available to attend the full day.

Venue: Stellenbosch central campus.

Time: 9:00-16:30

Click below to sign up.

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The Postgraduate Skills Development Programme reserves the right to move a workshop forward or cancel it if there is not enough interest. Registrations close five days prior to the workshop. 
Please send enquiries to pgskills@sun.ac.za.