Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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KIEN3024 Writing Grant Proposals 2 op
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
Jeremy Palmer

General description

This course is designed for UTUGS researchers from all faculties who need to apply for grants. It covers the main features of the grant proposal text as a genre, and enables the researchers to practise writing competitive and appropriate proposals. In this the notion of audience is key: proposals need to be understood and acted upon by both experts and non-experts on the adjudicating panel.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, researchers should:
- have a good understanding of the elements that make up a proposal
- be aware of the differing levels of information needed for different audiences
- be able to write concisely, accurately and in an appropriate academic style
- better understand the process of applying for a grant, and how their text should fit this purpose


Researchers work to create a proposal for a real grant application, either of their own choosing or that of the Finnish Cultural Foundation. At the end of the course, the researcher can decide whether or not to submit the application. Using class-based exercises and extensive peer and teacher feedback, the researchers will deepen their understanding of effective language choices, such as the use of the passive and active voice and vocabulary choices. Rhetorical 'moves' will be used as a framework to examine the structure of proposals and how that affects the reader's experience of the text.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 15 h 0 h
Independent work 38 h 0 h

Tutorials 5 x 3hrs, independent work 38 h.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English

Participation in classroom work and weekly exercises.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

80% attendance and active participation.

Recommended year of study

Doctoral candidates.

Further information

Contact Jeremy Palmer, jerpal[at]utu.fi

Belongs to following study modules

Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Luonnontieteiden ja tekniikan tiedekunta
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus/indonesia