The objective of the course is a preparation of an R&D project application in accordance with  tenders published by a national or international agency/financer, and public presentation of the project. Students will get competences in preparing project applications and choosing relevant project topics. They will learn project writing and presentation skills.

The course will present basics of  research projects, difference between basic and applied projects, and major financers from EU and Slovenia.  Several successful case studies are presented as well as good practices and common mistakes in project preparation.

Based on this knowledge, each student will prepare a two phase project application. After the first introductory phase with research idea and project team competences the students get feedback from the lecturers with general directions and specific hints. In the second phase students prepare a full project application according to the directions of the selected agency/financer (i.e., ARRS tenders for post-doctoral projects, EU FP7 calls, or similar). Again the lecturers provide feedback, specific comments, and provisional grades.  The reviewed final project application will be publicly presented in front of a class. The grades are based on the project application and public presentation.