Masterclass: How To Write Successful Proposals?

Proposals are the most critical content. Writing a proposal is a long, painstaking and complicated process. It is difficult, because you have to convince in few pages about the added-value of your project. You get only one-shot.

This one-day masterclass is designed to teach you how to write a successful proposal. Here is an overview what you will learn:

  • How to increase your chances to get accepted before writing a single word
  • How to define the value of your project
  • How to plan your proposal
  • How to structure your proposal
  • Techniques to improve your writing
  • How to self-evaluate your proposal
  • How to follow-up after submission

Who should participate?

This masterclass is relevant for research professionals from all disciplines (Researchers, Funding Officers, Programme Coordinators, Managers & Executives of research organisations).


(10:00-16:00 with coffee and lunch breaks)

  • What is a proposal?
  • What needs to be done before proposal?
  • How to define the value of your project?
  • How to plan your proposal?
  • Golden rules for writing a proposal
  • How to increase your success rate?

Available Dates

27 February 2014, 22 May 2014, 20 November 2014 (Please use the registration form below.)


Can AkdenizThe programme will be presented by Can Akdeniz. Can is author of four books and advisor to various organisations.

As a lecturer and author with 12 years of practical consulting experience, Can brings insightful advice to crowds ranging from entrepreneurs to market leaders, who value his fresh ideas and sensible approach in tackling the most important issues affecting today’s fast-paced world of organisations. He has also worked with over 50 major organizations to create cultures within the workplace that value efficiency and the synergies of individual ideas and contributions.

Can Akdeniz holds degrees with King’s College in London, as well as the University of Bonn.


Once you complete this masterclass you will be awarded a certification of participation. This certification proves to employers and colleagues that you have not only learned the skills taught in our programme, but that you understand how to apply them to real world situations.

Location / Accomodation

GSI Hotel, Bonn, Germany. The GSI in Bonn is more than only a conference place; it’s a modern centre for training and discussion, as well as a feel-good meeting-place. It is situated in a very convenient location with a number of advantages. GSI welcomes visitors from all over the world – around 2,000 meetings and over 50,000 overnight stays per year.  Click here for map & directions.

Rooms are available at the workshop place: Click here to book a hotel room at the convention centre.

Pricing / Places are limited

290 € (early-bird rate including training material, training and coffee breaks). Payment via paypal / credit card. Please contact using contact form for payment via bank transfer. As places are limited, we advise you to book your place as soon as possible.

Register now for 27 February 2014

Register now for 22 May 2014