Using ChatGPT for Funding Applications
This workshop is designed to help individuals and organizations leverage the power of ChatGPT, an advanced language model, to boost your efficiency and effectiveness in creating funding applications. Whether you are applying for grants, seeking investments, or soliciting donations, this workshop will provide you with valuable insights and practical techniques to improve the quality and impact of your proposals.
Through interactive discussions, hands-on exercises, and real-world examples, participants will learn how to effectively use ChatGPT to craft compelling narratives, address funder requirements, and increase the chances of securing funding for their projects.
This live workshop gives you the opportunity to work in a supportive environment with other professionals and direct engagement with the trainer. When you register for this training workshop, you will receive the following:
- Live 3-hour online workshop on survey design led by Dr. Eric Jensen, Lali van Zuydam and Dr. Aaron Jensen
- Useful resources you can borrow and adapt for your work
- Learn how to harness the advanced capabilities of ChatGPT, an innovative language model, to take your funding applications to new heights.
- Discover techniques to create captivating narratives that grab funders’ attention, engage their emotions, and increase your chances of success.
- Gain insights into the evaluation criteria and priorities of funders, enabling you to tailor your proposals effectively and increase your chances of securing funding.
- Learn how to leverage ChatGPT to refine complex ideas and ensure clear communication, resulting in polished, professional proposals that stand out from the competition.
- Explore how ChatGPT can assist you in analyzing data, generating insights, and creating impactful visualizations that strengthen your proposals’ credibility and impact.
- Understand the ethical implications of using ChatGPT and gain knowledge on avoiding plagiarism, ensuring proper attribution, and maintaining ethical standards in your applications.
- Identify and overcome common challenges in proposal writing, leveraging ChatGPT’s guidance to avoid pitfalls and mistakes that can hinder your funding success.
Dr. Eric Jensen
Dr. Eric A. Jensen is a social scientist with a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in sociology. Author of Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research (SAGE), Dr. Jensen brings extensive methodological expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods social research and evaluation. Jensen has been working in science communication research and practice since 2001, beginning with a National Science Foundation-funded project on International Ethics and Equity Issues Relating to Biotechnology.
Jensen has delivered hundreds of training workshops on evaluation methods and evidence-based science communication, as well as leading and consulting on projects large and small on public engagement with research, impact evaluation, socially responsible research and environmental communication. Jensen’s latest book is Science Communication: An introduction.
In addition to being Director of Research at The Institute for Methods Innovation, he is a professor at the University of Warwick (on a career break), a visiting research scientist at the University of Illinois working on a Sloan Foundation-funded project on research software policy and a senior researcher at the Thriving Natural Capital Challenge Centre at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).
Lali van Zuydam
Lali is a Research and Communications Associate with The Institute for Methods Innovation where she works on large-scale European Commission research projects (such as HYPOP, Project Ô and RRING) as well as impact evaluation and survey research training for participants all over the world. She is also involved with the German Institute for Science and Innovation Communication (inscico) as a Science Communication Specialist for the AURORA project.
Lali holds a Master’s Degree in Science and Technology Journalism from Stellenbosch University in South Africa and is currently enrolled for her PhD in Science and Technology Studies at the same institution. Through her affiliation with Stellenbosch University, Lali recently joined an international research project, funded by Meta, to explore fact-checking practices in the Global South. Her areas of interest include science communication, science journalism and plain language writing.
Dr. Aaron Jensen
Dr. Aaron Jensen’s social research experience includes nearly a decade of leading and supporting roles in the design, coordination and delivery of 30+ research and innovation projects globally. He has demonstrated proficiency and expertise as a professional evaluation consultant with advanced social research methods in a wide range of real-world contexts.
His social research portfolio includes postdoctoral-level contributions to eight European Commission-funded (H2020) projects requiring expertise in social research. He has co-authored numerous competitive proposals and grant applications that secured awards from national, government, and higher education funders for large-scale, multi-national projects.
Dr. Jensen often works at the intersection between research and technical teams to ensure robust methodologies, data management and data protection (GDPR). He has co-founded multiple enterprises and research initiatives and co-developed an innovative, propriety digital research technology to maximize the efficient delivery of advanced research protocols with process automation and dynamic insights with real-time analytics.