Apologies for cross posting. The following is a new course for 2010. As always NoWAL welcomes delegates at this event from all sectors and all regions. If you have any questions about this or any other NoWAL event please do not hesitate to contact me (details at the bottom of this e-mail). 27/04/2010 Bid writing - practical steps for success based on the Mimas experience - NEW for 2010 Time: 10:00 - 16:30 Venue: MMU - Learn Higher Boardroom (201c), MRL, Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Tutor: Caroline Williams Charges NoWAL Members: £75 External Delegates: £110 Book a place: http://www.nowal.ac.uk/general_programme.php?action=view&sql_id=94 Mimas maintains a diverse portfolio of quality data and information services for education and research. It is largely funded by grants from the JISC and the ESRC. As a result Mimas has a wealth of experience in bid writing. Caroline Williams, Deputy Director of Mimas will lead this workshop. She will share experience of applying for funding for projects in a way which is easy to translate into other situations. Aims The one day workshop aims to deliver a practical overview of the bid writing process, highlighting what works and common pitfalls. It will discuss approaching grant funding calls, identifying suitable ideas for projects, and writing bids. The workshop will be focused on applying for funding within the context of information services and will make specific reference to JISC funding. The session will facilitate exploration of bid writing ideas and situations specific to participants. By doing so, participants will gain a greater understanding of the practical steps to success in bid writing. Objectives By the end of the seminar participants will have: * A greater understanding of the bid writing process * An overview of practical steps to take when approaching and writing bids * An understanding of how these steps can be applied in real life situations Book a place: http://www.nowal.ac.uk/general_programme.php?action=view&sql_id=94 Gil Young NoWAL Support Officer Follow NoWAL on Twitter - http://twitter.com/NoWALnews NoWAL: Widening access to library resources and improving learning and information support services through innovation, influence and partnership. NoWAL Office Room 212 Department of Information and Communications Manchester Metropolitan University Geoffrey Manton Building Rosamond Street West Off Oxford Road Manchester M15 6LL 0161 247 6021 "Before acting on this email or opening any attachments you should read the Manchester Metropolitan University's email disclaimer available on its website http://www.mmu.ac.uk/emaildisclaimer "