Narrative CV

A narrative CV is increasingly one of the elements of a proposal. These narrative CVs are part of the “Recognition and Rewards” trend in science, to acknowledge a broader range of academic qualities. In a narrative CV, you can highlight not only your research results, but also, among others, your knowledge and experience in other relevant fields. But how do you approach writing a narrative CV? How do you make sure it becomes more than just an enumeration of achievements, and how do you highlight the right points?

Together with Hakuna Matata, we have developed a workshop to help scientists writing a narrative CV.

During this practical workshop, you will work on your narrative CV. Exercises will help you gain insight into how you can accentuate your strong points and show your individuality. You will learn to use the principles of scientific storytelling to write a compelling story. We will also discuss the do’s and don’ts of structure and writing style. At the end of the workshop, you will have a strong first version of your narrative CV.

The workshop can be given both live and online.

The workshop is aimed at scientists at all stages of their career.

Workshop preparing grant interviews

You have reached the last obstacle before the grant you’d been hoping to get: the interview. But how do you prepare for that interview? Together with Hakuna Matata science & media we have developed a workshop to help scientists prepare for these interviews.

During the workshop we will discuss which topics you should address during the presentation, but also how you can grab your public’s attention, and defend your proposal. We will share practical tips and there is time to practice.

Since many interviews are currently taking place online, we will also discuss how to present yourself via a digital medium.

In September 2020 we gave the workshop for scientists who were preparing Vidi and ERC Consolidator interviews, but the workshop is also suitable for other categories of grant interviews.


The workshop can be given online, and lasts 3,5 hours.