A Fellowship writing workshop was organised by early career researchers on the E&D committee, which took place on 5 February.
Obtaining an Independent Research Fellowship (IRF) enables an individual to become a PI in an institution of their choice, but a successful IRF application involves much preparation and hard work. A workshop was organised on how to write an effective application for an IRF, which brought together 10 speakers, including 6 PIs in the School of Biology and 4 administrative staff in various units supporting grant and fellowship applications. The PIs offered both detailed and broad advice on how to write compelling applications, while the administrative staff offered an overview of institutional steps and resources available that helps IRF applicants. This workshop was attended by 26 participants, which included research staff and postgraduate students. A video of the workshop is available here.