Request for proposals: Grant-writing training for Royal Society Research Fellows

The Royal Society is seeking to tender a quotation for the provision of Grant writing training for Royal Society Research Fellows.

Please see below for more information as well as details on how to request the full tender pack. 


The Society is a registered charity, the national academy for science in the UK and a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. The Society’s fundamental purpose, as it has been since its foundation in 1660, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

As part of its strategic priorities the Society is committed to developing excellence in science through its funding programmes including its Early Career Fellowship schemes that support over 600 talented individuals with the potential to be future leaders in science. 

Currently the Society offers an established career development programme for funded researchers encompassing tailored training, networking, and mentoring opportunities. The training provision offered ranges from leadership, people management, entrepreneurship, media skills, public engagement and policy focused courses reflecting the needs of its early career Research Fellows. 

About the request

Successful grant-writing is an essential skill set for navigating a successful career in scientific research. The Society recognises that this is currently a gap in its training provision and so is seeking to provide high-quality training to equip its early career Research Fellows with the knowledge and skills required to secure additional funds and build an independent career.

As such, the Society seeks to commission the development and delivery of one-day, in-person training course to improve the grant-writing skills of our funded early career Research Fellows. 

Further information

To request further information and the full invitation to tender for this project, please email Daniella Afeltra, Senior Engagement Manager: