The trainer will provide expert input with respect to the different topics. However, the focus lies on the actual work of the PhD researcher on a fictitious proposal on their own research idea. The building blocks for these proposals are prepared in the context of a funding scheme of their choice. Thus, several funding schemes will be covered and the differences will then be worked out in the plenum. In order to obtain good examples for their future proposal writing, the trainer will provide constructive feedback on the researchers' building blocks.