About GRYPS Training Course

Course Description

Writing Grant Proposals for Young Palestinian Researchers (GRYPS) is a three-phase training course. It’s intended to help participants create their own research funding submissions for national and international funding.

The course uses a blended learning method, with one virtual seminar (Seminar I), an E-Learning phase led by the course trainers, and a final onsite seminar (Seminar II). Each seminar will consist of lectures, working in group or individually and applicable exercises. These activities will be delivered and led by specialized trainers, professionals from the training partners, as well as regional and international experts.

This course is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the DIES ProGRANT Coordination Center at the University of Cologne and local partners.

Learning Approach

The course uses a blended learning approach: one Virtual Seminar (Seminar I), a trainer guided E-Learning section and, finally, another onsite seminar (Seminar II). Personal Attendance and active participation are required during the three phases.

Trainer Profile

The trainer teams consist of academic trainers, regional and international experts. The course trainers will share knowledge on important principles of grant writing that are independent of a certain disciplinary field and on fundamental structural elements that are required by most of the international funding organizations. Regional and international experts will also provide grant writing knowledge from the perspective of their scientific disciplines and from a regional perspective.


Dr. Ithar Beshtawi
Dr. Mohammad Auabiah