How to present your SB proposal to the jury and get the grant?

For whom? --> Researchers invited for the de FWO Fellowship SB selection interviews

How to present your SB proposal to the jury and get the grant?

Did you apply for the Doctoral grant strategic basic research (SB)? Then hopefully you will be selected to present your research proposal to the jury. But how to prepare yourself best for the 5-minute presentation, how to impress the jury and how to answer their questions afterwards? During this workshop, you will learn how to present your research in a clear and convincing way, focussing on the content, the slides and your performance. We will include a try-out, where you can present a short version of your presentation to a jury. 

The workshop is given by Hans Van de Water, international presentation mentor and founder of The Floor is Yours, a platform to help scientists to create clear and convincing presentations.



How to make your story relevant, taking into account the selection criteria?

How to structure your presentation?

How to make your story clear?


Text: how to reduce the amount of text on your slides and make them clear and convincing?

Images: how to use them and where to find them?

Data: how to present your data in the best way?


Body language and voice: how to give a convincing impression?

Questions: how to answer them?

Attention: how to attract the jury’s attention during your presentation?


At the start of the workshop the participants will present their research in one minute in small groups of 3. Afterwards they give feedback to each other. In the second half of the workshop they get the chance to present their research again, but now in front of a jury.

During the workshop, we will use the research cases of the participants, to show how to improve their presentations and how to convince a jury.


Friday 29th of September 2017 from 9.30am - 4.30pm (room F.4.104 - Campus Etterbeek)

Friday 20th of October 2017 from 9.30am - 4.30pm (room atrium/forum - Campus Jette)


Please register HERE for the training  (choose 1 day you can attend)

We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to doctoral [dot] schools [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list.

Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.

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