Doctoral candidates will get acquainted with different sources for research funding and the funding application process. The course also provides useful tips for preparing a high quality research plan, writing a CV and calculating a budget for a research project. During the course, each participant prepares a competitive funding application for e.g., the Finnish Cultural Foundation (deadline for applications is traditionally on October 31; see www.skr.fi) or other funding source. Please see http://www.aurora-tietokanta.fi/ for more information on available funding sources and choose at least one funding source for which you’ll prepare an application during the course.