The Logical Framework Approach for grant writing

The Logical Framework Approach for grant writing

The Logical Framework Approach for grant writing

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Event details

January 20, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CET

This 2-hour online event is intended for RMAs who are interested to learn about the benefits of applying the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) in grant writing. LFA is a methodology that is highly suitable for the development and management of impact-driven projects. Experienced LFA users will share their best practices and tips & tricks in an interactive manner, and attendants will have ample opportunity for questions and exchange of experiences.


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This event is specifically recommended for RMAs with medium level experience in grant writing who want to further professionalise in this area.



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Confirmed speakers and panelists

Vesna Bozanic is a pre-award Research Support Officer in the central Research Support Office in Iscte – Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, in Lisbon, Portugal. After obtaining her PhD in Biochemistry, she has been working as a scientist and then moved to Research Management, in both life-sciences and social-sciences research institutions. As a pre-award Research Support Officer, Vesna is dedicated to guiding researchers through all stages of the pre-award processes of international and national funding programs; identification and dissemination of information regarding competitive financing calls; supporting creation of research consortia; providing guidance on regulations and specificities of the evaluation processes ensuring the compliance with the policies; presenting informative sessions regarding the competitive financing programs for the researchers. She was also responsible for the creation and elaboration of the “Societal Impact Highlight” outreach series regarding the social impact of scientific research beyond academia. Vesna has been a member of the WG1 of the COST Targeted Network BESTPRAC.


Ellen Schenk is currently the Director of Research & Education at the Holland Proton Therapy Center in Delft, The Netherlands. In this position, she is the head of the R&D department and responsible for the implementation of the HollandPTC research programme on proton therapy in oncology, and the coordination of education and training activities. As management team member, Ellen takes part in setting the strategy and running the operations of the organisation. She has been active in the LSH domain since 1994. After obtaining her PhD degree, she worked as a managing biochemist till 2002 at Pharming, a biotechnology company in Leiden. Ellen then moved to various strategic positions at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam to set up and coordinate large national and international research consortia, scout and advise on national and international funding opportunities, and promote the (inter)national positioning of the institution and its scientists. She has a broad national and European network of research managers and administrators and is the co-founder and former vice-chair of the Association for Research Managers and Administrators – The Netherlands (ARMA-NL), trainer for the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA), and has been WG1 leader, core group member and Management Committee member of the COST Targeted Network BESTPRAC.


​​​​​Sascha Le Large is manager of the Research BV, a service provider embedded within the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). She and her team offer project management support throughout the entire research support cycle through connecting people, ideas, tools and resources. She introduced the logical framework approach in the support cycle, having herself been trained in it when working for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Sascha has a MA degree in international relations and is certified in project management and advisory by Columbia University. She was a member of BESTPRAC Cost Working Group Administration ( and embraces all efforts to unite research administrators to let researchers’ ideas flourish and jointly create impact.



Jan Andersen, Senior Executive Advisor at the Faculty of Science, University of Southern Denmark. He worked with Rectors of the Danish Technical University, University of Copenhagen and the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University. He was Head of the NUAS WG for Research Administrators. Jan Andersen was Board Member and co-founder of DARMA. He hosted the 2009 Annual Conference of EARMA and was elected Chairman 2010-2013, and board member until 2018. From 2013-2018 Jan Andersen was Chair of the COST BESTPRAC TN, with 680 participants from 41 countries. Jan Andersen is the co-author of “Research Management – Europe and beyond”.


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