Upcoming Events


Proposal Writing Workshop for Clinical Researchers

10 June 2020, 09:00 - 17:00 in Bern or Online-Workshop
(depending on Covid-19 situation)


The Synapsis Foundation offers a workshop exclusively for clinical researchers who wish to expand their skills in drafting research proposals. The workshop will summarize the essential elements of a clinical project proposal and present the do's and don'ts of proposal writing. Participants will benefit from the experiences of successful grant authors and gain insights into the expectations of reviewers and funding agencies. During the hands-on session, participants can discuss their own proposals with the experts and receive feedback on how to present their research ideas clearly and convincingly.



Tutor: Pieter Jelle Visser, Alzheimer Centre Amsterdam

09:00  Welcome note and introduction

09:15  Plenary session

  • Experiences and recommendations
    • Dr. Irene Knüsel, SNSF
    • Dr. Sven Trelle, Clinical Trial Unit Bern
  • Essential components of winning grant proposals
  • What reviewers look at: evaluation criteria and call requirements

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Hands-on session

  • Option 1 : Work on your own application and ask questions/discuss your proposal one to one with the experts
  • Option 2 : Writing exercise: work on first part application with topic provided by the expert

16:45 Wrap-up

17:00 End of workshop


The number of participants is limited. Registrations will be considered in the order in which they were received. A registration fee of CHF 50 is charged, which will be refunded in the case of cancellation by 2 June 2020.

Due to the Corona crisis, it is not certain that the workshop can be organized as face-to-face meeting. Alternatively, we will offer a live meeting online. The decision will be taken end of May and registered participants will be informed about the format of the workshop and – if applicable – about the venue.


The deadline for registration is 22 May 2020. Register now by filling in the registration form!



Heide Marie Hess
Liaison Officer Research

Call: +41 44 271 35 11
Write an e-mail: hess(at)alzheimer-synapsis.ch


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