Friday, 28 January 2011

Inside the Belly of the Beast: How the Peer Review Panel Works in Practice


A Grants Factory Event
Thursday 3 February 2.00-3.00
Cornwallis Seminar Room 5

The next Grants Factory Masterclass will take place on Thursday 3 February. Prof. Mick Tuite (Biosciences) will talk about the role of the Funding Panel. Mick is an experienced panellist with both research councils (BBSRC) and charities (Wellcome). He is also a highly successful applicant and grant holder. In recent years he has been involved in large scale funded projects from the BBSRC, MRC, Wellcome and European Commission.

Whilst he’s a bioscientist, the way funding panels work is common across all disciplines, and you get the same types of people sitting on them, such as:
  • Dr ‘Know it all’: has opinions on all the grants, but actually knows very little;
  • Dr ‘Methodical’: knows all the fine detail, but unable to make an informed decision;
  • Dr ‘Disorganised’: still reading the applications during the meeting;
as well as a host of others. Mick will talk about these, and about how panels work in practice. Understanding how panels work, and what makes the panellists tick, is crucial for getting your project funded, so Mick’s talk will be invaluable to those planning or drafting a proposal.

All are welcome, but do let me know if you intend to come along.

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