The Guardian is running a live chat this Friday on writing a successful grant proposal:

Money is tight across all areas of the higher education sector, not least for research councils, which have faced significant budget cuts in recent years. But obtaining grants is essential for the future of research projects. So join our live chat Friday 12 April from 12-2pm BST to share your experience, advice and tips for writing a proposal that gets rubberstamped.”

Topics covered will include:

• Funders and funding options
• Balancing workload and timing
• Structure, purpose and tone of voice
• Standing out from the competition
• Teamwork and collaboration
• Common mistakes made
• How to bounce back from rejection
• Value of grant proposal tutorials

You can also follow the live web chat on Twitter using the hashtag #HElivechat

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