Research Funding | 2 ECTS | PhD Course


Research Funding | 2 ECTS | PhD Course

Next course start

  • February 201X.
  • Formal Course Descriptor 2016 here.
  • Application declaring your intention to participate and a short abstract of your research profile to before December 1, 201X.


Learning how to plan, market and “sell” your research in order to attract funding is a crucial part of becoming a PhD.

The competition for funding is fierce and it is important to become strategic around funding your research.

Aim of the course

The aim of the course is to strengthen PhD student’s capabilities to apply for external funding of research projects.


  • Timeframe for proposals
  • The funding landscape
  • Funding search profiles
  • Systematic strategies for grant applications
  • Budgeting for projects
  • Writing and presenting research funding proposals


Knowledge and understanding

  • Basic knowledge of the research funding landscape
  • Understanding of the external research funding application process

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to write and present a realistic and competitive research funding proposal

Learning and teaching

Instruction consists of lectures and seminars. The course is taught in English.

Assignment and grading

The examination consists of active participation in lectures and seminars, presentation and analysis of an example of an existing submitted proposal, submission and presentation of a realistic and competitive funding proposal in the form of a one page proposal.

Assessment of the course is the grade Pass / Fail.

Course examiner is Professor Tobias C. Larsson, and after completion of the course the participant will receive a course certificate.

Course evaluation

The course is evaluated through a Course Evaluation


Course responsible

The main teachers are (other experts in the field will be involved and invited):

  • Professor Tobias C. Larsson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Blekinge Institute of Technology.
  • Eva-Lisa Ahnström, BTH Grants Office




Send an e-mail declaring your intention to participate, including a short abstract of your research profile to


For more information, please contact;

Tobias C. Larsson (course examiner)

Mechanical Engineering
Blekinge Institute of Technology           

+46 (0)455 38 55 25

Categories: Education, Research