Next Level Grant Writing Using AI Tools

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
European Institute for Academic and Professional Development
Institution website:
Tuesday, 4 June, 2024 to Thursday, 6 June, 2024
Registration fee:
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Wednesday, 1 May, 2024
Accommodation provided
Contact person details:
Dr. Jan Schmidt
+49 173 665 94 26

Next Level Grant Writing Using AI Tools

AI-based tools revolutionize scientific writing and enable researchers to work more efficiently and effectively. However, it is important for researchers to use these tool judiciously and with an understanding of their limitations. Although the range of tools is currently expanding exponentially, at the current stage we will discuss and use the following tools:

- extracting key claims, summarizing, brainstorming ideas and finding sources (,

- enhanced literature review, connectivity of papers, interactive summaries of key information (,, and

-texting (,

  • optimizing text
  • generating scientific text de novo, e.g. paragraphs, titles, whole cover letters
  • generating text for social media, e.g. tweets, LinkedIn posts etc.

- brainstorming of experimental planning and strategic planning ( We will discuss how to use AI to brainstorm which

  • scientific questions are relevant
  • scientific experiments can be used to address a specific question
  • controls can be used in an experimental setup.

Throughout the interaction we will use questions / material / text / ideas from participants. Content / suggestions and questions from the participants will be implemented live online as input into the AI tools. These case studies and live exercises will help participants to apply the concepts and tools to their own scientific research. - Because AI-tools will take your science to the next level.

Whom does it adress?

  • scientists from all fields and from all career levels
  • experience of Daniel Mertens is from medical molecular biology. However, from his training experience the fundamental tools are applicable to (almost) all scientific settings.

Course Content 

Module 1: Message and Storytelling

- Introduction 

- Identifying your Message 

- Telling a captivating scientific story

Module 2: How to Use AI-tools

- How Large Language Models work (LLMs)

- How to use LLMs

- exmaples for AI-tools

Module 3: Applying AI Tools

- Application of AI tools to examples from participants

Module 4: Project Management

- Project management tools

- Collaborating

- Budgeting

Destination: Portugal!

The course will be delivered in Vincente Coast Natural Park in Portugal! Enjoy nature and possibilities to do sports like surfing!


Accomodation is Included! The price will vary according to your choise concerning accomodation.

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